05 December 2013 | This collection of papers presents recommendations for Brisbane's G20 Summit, on the themes of development, financing for infrastructure, trade liberalisation, and the G20 finance process.
03 December 2013 | This draft report, which the Productivity Commission is seeking public comment on, argues that geographic labour mobility is helping the economy adjust to major structural change, and has enabled wealth to be spread across the country.
29 November 2013 | A franchise is an arrangement in which a ‘brand’ owner allows a franchisee to trade under that brand and typically either allows, or requires, the franchisee to use the franchisor’s business and marketing systems. This research paper examines whether the former Government’s mooted legislative amendments would effectively address an imbalance in the franchise relationship or be likely to tip the balance in favour of one party to the franchise agreement.
29 November 2013 | This release provides selected information on participation in education, highest educational attainment, transition from education to work and current labour force and demographic characteristics for the civilian population aged 15-74 years.
28 November 2013 | This paper compares student loan and other support arrangements in Australia and New Zealand, with particular reference to the access to these arrangements by citizens of the other country.
28 November 2013 | This issues paper introduces an inquiry into the provision, funding, and financing of major public infrastructure and the scope for reducing the costs associated with such infrastructure, and invites the public to make submissions.
27 November 2013 | This report assesses existing research to address the question of whether unconventional gas should be endorsed as a major future energy source, based on its impacts on human health and the climate.
26 November 2013 | This report informs Parliament about the Annual Financial Report of the State of Victoria, 2012–13, the consolidated financial report of the state, and acquits the government’s stewardship of the state’s finances to Parliament.
25 November 2013 | New Zealand’s housing market needs urgent reform and the rate of building has fallen below what is needed to keep up with household formation and demographics. This report suggests three reforms to help free up the housing market and augment the supply of new homes.
25 November 2013 | Addressing the key actions that need to be taken to realise a more efficient regulatory system in Australia, this paper highlights opportunities to improve the administration of the law, noting that while key regulators must be independent, they must also operate in an environment with incentives to better understand business and minimise regulatory burdens.
15 November 2013 | Australia wants to foster innovation in a digital economy, but our copyright laws discourage businesses from investing in new technologies and make it harder for individuals to access the knowledge upon which innovation is based.
15 March 2013 | Chemicals are ubiquitous in everyday life. Environmental health practitioners rely on a complex web of regulators and policy bodies to ensure the protection of public health, yet few understand the full extent of this web.
13 August 2012 | Audit Committees have an important role in the governance framework of entities by providing an independent source of assurance and advice to Chief Executives/Boards. This guide provides guidance on the operation of the Audit Committees of public sector entities.
02 December 2013 | Innovation is about much more than taking Australian inventions to market. Australia needs to capture opportunities in the global innovation system, and adopt and adapt innovations from elsewhere.
22 September 2013 | Sylvia Nasar’s Grand Pursuit traces the birth and progress of modern economics, which grew from the idea that humans are not, after all, powerless in the face of an all-determining god – that we can determine our own lives, on a society-sized scale.
05 September 2013 | Professor Piggott explains the challenges of retirement income provision in an era of demographic ageing, and explores alternative approaches to the financing and design of retirement incomes.
11 November 2013 | We are in the midst of an energy revolution - gas - and it’s important that we get it right so there’s enough for both the home market and the export market, that the price is competitive and that it’s not too much of a strain on our environment.Australia is on track to being the world's biggest gas exporter with a potential with of $53 billion a year but how do we get to that point? We are still experiencing infrastructure issues especially in the short term and there are still environmental issues, especially in New South Wales, that need to be solved.