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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 Productivity Commission has been asked to undertake a 12-month inquiry into the competitiveness and efficiency of Australia's superannuation system. This paper was released to assist participants in preparing a submission.
This is the twelfth edition of the Report on Government Services since it was commissioned by Heads of Government (now COAG) in July 1993.
Consumer Action supports the scope of the inquiry as identified by the Commission in the Issues Paper—that is, it should focus on the civil dispute resolution system, and particularly how to constrain costs and promote access to justice and equality before the law. We submit,...
PIAC identifies public interest issues and, where possible and appropriate, works co-operatively with other organisations to advocate for individuals and groups affected. PIAC seeks to:
• expose and redress unjust or unsafe practices, deficient laws or policies;
• promote accountable, transparent and responsive...
This submission responds to six matters raised in the Draft Report: definition of access to justice; complex legal need; increased use of ADR; ADR and legal education; integrated legal service delivery model; and legal assistance landscape. My working life focusses on Access to Justice particularly...
The education outcomes of Indigenous Australians have been a focus of policy attention for many years, but there has been no sustained improvement in Indigenous primary school students’ literacy and numeracy achievement. This suggests that current policies are not working, and that...
The performance of mainstream services provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians is a particular focus of the annual Report on Government Services. This Indigenous Compendium contains all the Indigenous data to be found in the most recent Report , published in January 2014....
This issues paper is intended to assist people preparing a submission to the Productivity Commission's new inquiry examining the current costs of accessing justice services and securing legal representation, and the impact of these costs on access to, and quality of justice.
Strong economic growth is a way of increasing living standards and opportunities. Yet despite growing levels of prosperity over the last two decades, and the unemployment rate more than halving, there are concerns within the community that some Australians are being ‘left behind’.