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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.
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 draft report was released to assist participants in preparing a submission to the commissioned study into Regulator Engagement with Small Business.
Members of the public are invited to examine this draft and provide written comment. The deadline for all written responses is Wednesday...
'Sustainability' is invoked as a desirable objective in a range of contexts, yet its meaning is not always clear. Sustainability can imply vastly different policy responses depending on interpretation, particularly in relation to the degree to which environmental and other resources should be consumed over...
The terms efficiency and effectiveness are commonly used, yet often are applied in slightly and occasionally widely different ways. This paper sets out how the Productivity Commission defines these terms along with related concepts such as cost effectiveness and productivity.
The terms of reference...