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This study contributes to understanding of why people move. Commissioner Alison McClelland said: "For individuals, life events and family circumstances appear to be the most important factors in decisions whether to relocate for work. Factors related to housing, employment, local infrastructure and a person's level...
- The ratio of local government own-source revenue to GDP is about 2 per cent.
- The ratio of rates revenue (the only tax instrument of councils) to GDP decreased from 1.0 per cent to 0.9 per cent between 1990-91...
This issues paper has been released by the Productivity Commission to assist participants in preparing a submission to the inquiry into Compensation and Rehabilitation for Veterans.
This inquiry examined policy options that apply the principles of informed user choice, competition and contestability to the provision of human services. Desirable though they may be, applying these principles has proven to be neither simple nor without cost.
This inquiry focusses on competition in Australia’s financial system as a means to improve consumer outcomes, enhance the productivity and international competitiveness of the financial system and the broader economy, and support ongoing financial system innovation — without undermining financial stability objectives.
The focus of performance reporting in this chapter is on police services, covering the operations of the police agencies of each State and Territory government, including the ACT community policing function performed by the Australian Federal Police.
The focus of performance reporting in this chapter is on emergency services for fire events. Descriptive information is included on emergency services for other events, with performance reporting to be developed for future Reports.
This chapter focuses on government funded care and support services for older people and their carers, which are provided at home, in the community and in residential care facilities.
In 1993, the (then) Industry Commission reported on impediments to regional adjustment of industry, and on ways of facilitating the efficient movement of people and businesses within and between regions.
This report concludes that much expenditure in regional areas does little to facilitate adjustment and long term development - and that governments could coordinate better and evaluate their activities in Australia's regions.