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This research paper outlines a three pronged strategy that would help achieve better outcomes for all Australians and foster public confidence in open markets.
In 2009, the Productivity Commission conducted a ‘roots and branch’ inquiry into Australia’s anti–dumping system—the first such inquiry in more than two decades. Though recommending that a system be retained, the Commission proposed various changes to make the system less protectionist and thereby reduce its...
This report presents potential options for government assistance to the automotive manufacturing industry and invites readers to make submissions.
Key points:Australia’s automotive manufacturing industry is undergoing significant change. Ford and Holden announced their manufacturing plants will close by 2016 and 2017...
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission (the Commission) to undertake a broad-ranging inquiry into public infrastructure, comprising two broad streams of work:the provision, funding, and financing of major public infrastructure the scope for reducing the costs associated with such infrastructure.
This paper introduces the Productivity Commission's inquiry into public support for Australia’s automotive manufacturing industry, including motor vehicle and automotive component production, and invites readers to make submissions.
It contains and outlines:the scope of the Review the Commission’s procedures matters about which...
This report argues that regulators can do more to reduce the compliance and enforcement burdens they impose on small businesses.
Key points:Small businesses feel the burden of regulation more strongly than other businesses. Almost universally, their lack of staff, time and...
This staff research note describes the uses and abuses of input-output tables, with the aim of improving future utility of what is an important but sometimes misused resource. In doing so, the note examines a number of novel approaches to effective use and some examples...
This report is intended to assist people making a submission to the Productivity Commission's inquiry into the import of processed fruit products.
About the inquiry
On 21 June 2013, the Australian Government asked the Commission to inquire into whether safeguard action under...
The paper is about the sources of growth in income in Australia and the effects of structural change on the distribution of income between labour and capital. The main objective is to find an explanation for the fall in the labour share of income in...