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Australian Business Securitisation Fund - Productivity Commission submission

Released: 6 May 2022

The Productivity Commission made a submission to the Australian Business Securitisation Fund (ABSF) Review. The submission looks at how the ABSF can impact small and medium enterprise lending markets.

Compliance Costs of 'Nuisance' Tariffs - Research project

Released: 23 Nov 2021

In the context of the Trade and Assistance Review work program, the Commission has initiated a project to clarify the costs and benefits associated with ‘nuisance tariffs’. That is tariffs that raise little revenue for the Australian Government,

Small Business Access to Finance: The evolving lending market - Commission Research Paper

Released: 30 Sep 2021

This paper examines how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) access debt finance in Australia. It finds that the recent emergence of new products and lenders, enabled by a supportive regulatory environment and innovative use of data and technology,

Working from Home - Commission Research Paper

Released: 16 Sep 2021

The paper considers how decisions about location of work will be made as firms and workers continue to learn how to organise their work, and what an increase in working from home might mean for workplace regulation, urban centres and wellbeing more

BLADE for Productivity Research - Productivity Commission Staff Working Paper

Released: 5 May 2021

This staff working paper discusses the uses and limitations of the Business Longitudinal Analysis Data Environment (BLADE) for economic research. BLADE is a comprehensive administrative dataset covering almost all Australian businesses between 2001

Prudential Regulation of Investment in Australia's Export Industries - Productivity Commission submission

Released: 29 Apr 2021

The Productivity Commission made a submission in April 2021 to the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth Inquiry into Prudential Regulation of Investment in Australia's Export Industries. This submission draws on a range of work

Plan to Identify Planning and Zoning Reforms - Information Paper

Released: 9 Mar 2021

In July 2020, the Council on Federal Financial Relations asked the Commission to prepare a plan to identify planning and zoning reforms that jurisdictions could consider as part of their response to, and recovery from, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Victoria's Commercial Land Use Zoning - Productivity Reform Case Study

Released: 14 Sep 2020

This case study explores the implementation and impacts of changes to Victoria’s commercial zones over the past decade.

Growing the Digital Economy and Maximising Opportunities for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) - Commission...

Released: 14 Feb 2019

This joint Australian and New Zealand report looks at the broad challenges and opportunities created by the digital economy and at what institutional and regulatory settings by the Australian and New Zealand Governments would be most effective.

Interventions to Support Carers of People with Dementia - Productivity Commission What Works Review

Released: 18 Oct 2018

This review considered support for carers of older people with dementia to assess whether these supports can prevent or delay entry into residential aged care.