Productivity Commission Chairman Peter Harris presented a speech to the Economic and Social Outlook Conference on 20 July 2017 in Melbourne.
When the organisers met with me to set the agenda for this conference session months ago, it was the first time...
When the organisers met with me to set the agenda for this conference session months ago, it was the first time since I have been in Chairman of the Productivity Commission – four years now - that we could not find a consensus and commit...
For several months leading up to today’s ballot, Donald Trump has taken to calling himself “Mr. Brexit,” predicting that his brand of grassroots populism ultimately will win out over an out-of-touch political class. Now that election day is upon us, it is certainly possible that...
It is almost twelve months since the Productivity Commission completed its Inquiry Report into Workplace Relations.
The Government has yet to formally respond and given the nature of the topic, that is probably understandable.
We can all hope that the...
The report is a broad ranging assessment of Australia's workplace relations (WR) framework, considering current laws, institutions and practices. It uses an economywide approach, looking at possible reforms that, where merited, are likely to enhance the welfare of Australians as a whole.
This speech was given by the Chairman of the Productivity Commission to the Australian Competition Policy Summit 2015'
In 2013, the Australian Government announced that there would be the first comprehensive review of competition policy in Australia in a generation....