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The Australian Government's objectives in commissioning this Inquiry are to examine the current operation of the Fair Work Laws and identify future options to improve the laws bearing in mind the need to ensure workers are protected and the need for business to be able...
This paper outlines key issues for an inquiry into the barriers to setting up, transferring and closing a business, and invites submissions from the public.
In undertaking this inquiry, the Commission has been asked by the Australian Government to conduct a...
Provides estimates of government expenditure on services provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians by the Australian Government, and State and Territory governments.
This Report provides estimates of government expenditure across 159 expenditure categories, mapped to the COAG National...
This report assesses the cost structures of businesses operating in the Australian dairy product manufacturing industry, including costs relative to international competitors.
Key points:Australian dairy product manufacturers face some cost pressures (such as energy and labour) relative to their competitors, but...
Assesses the cost structures of businesses operating in the Australian retail trade industry, including costs relative to international competitors.
Key pointsThe Australian retail sector comprises more than 133 000 businesses contributing around 5 per cent of GDP and 9 per cent...
There is an urgent need to comprehensively overhaul processes for assessing and developing public infrastructure projects, argues this report.
Volume 1 contains the overview, recommendations and findings, chapters 1 to 8 and volume 1 references . It covers infrastructure provision, funding and financing....
This report examines the issues affecting the competitiveness of Tasmanian business as they relate to shipping, port, road, and rail infrastructure and services. It also focuses on the effectiveness of the freight and passenger subsidy schemes and assesses the alignment of their objectives and outcomes....
This review contains the Productivity Commission's latest quantitative estimates of Australian Government assistance to industry.draws attention to areas of government intervention that could be impeding economic growth identifies recent developments in industry assistance and international trade policy includes a chapter on the industry...
The costs of doing business in the retail sector are inflated by unnecessary regulations, argues this report.
The retail industry provides a key intermediary service between producers and consumers of final goods. The sector contributes almost 5 per cent to GDP...