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Peter Harris

Audio podcast

The Productivity Commission: a key voice on policy reform

As Australia’s public sector outsources more and more of its thinking on public service reform, the Productivity Commission has become an increasingly important, independent voice.
Report

Economic and political overview 2020

This report provides an insight into the domestic and international economic, political and policy environment, giving policymakers and organisations an insight into the operating environment in the year to come.
Commentary

What Theresa May could teach America’s next president about leading a divided country

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...
Transcript

Challenges, threats and opportunities for Australian international trade

This speech by Productivity Commission Chairman Peter Harris to the European Australian Business Council discusses the importance of Europe to Australia's international trade.
Audio interview

'Four pillars' banking policy is 'ad hoc, redundant' Productivity Commission warns

The Productivity Commission has questioned the effectiveness of the decades-old 'four pillars' banking policy, describing it as 'ad hoc' and 'redundant'. A draft report into competition in the financial system also says the banking regulator APRA's recent 'blunt intervention' in reining in the hot investor...