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This report is a detailed analysis of two aspects of superannuation policy affecting the post-retirement phase:What might happen if the age that individuals can access their superannuation (the 'preservation age') were raised? Is the way people draw down their superannuation, and in particular,...
In 2013-14, Australian industry received over $17 billion in gross assistance from the Australian Government through budgetary outlays, tax concessions and tariffs according to the latest annual trade and assistance review by the Productivity Commission.
Notably, budgetary assistance to industry in 2013-14 was about...
The report deals with the key drivers of business set-ups, transfers and closures. It considers innovative new business models and entrepreneurial activity.
It also examines a wide range of regulatory, institutional and financial factors that influence primarily set-ups, but ultimately can also impact on...
A Productivity Commission research paper — based on views offered at a roundtable held with health policy experts in November 2014 — has found that there are significant opportunities to improve the efficiency of Australia's health care system through reforms that can be delivered without...
This paper examines the two key policy levers the Government has at its disposal to influence International Education Services (IES): the visa system and regulation aimed at providing quality assurance in the delivery of education to international students.
Key pointsInternational students...
Examines the trends and drivers of growth in Australian international tourism with a view to understanding their implications for government policy.
Tourism is a significant contributor to the Australian economy
Tourism is important to Australia’s economy — people are...
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...