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The current disability support system is underfunded, unfair, fragmented, and inefficient, and gives people with a disability little choice and no certainty of access to appropriate supports. The stresses on the system are growing, with rising costs for all governments.
This is the sixteenth edition of the Report, produced by a Steering Committee of senior officials from Australian, State and Territory governments for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). The Steering Committee is chaired by Gary Banks, Chairman of the Productivity Commission.
Key pointsThe weight of Australian children has increased markedly in recent decades, to the point where around 8 per cent are defined as obese (based on Body Mass Index), and 17 per cent as overweight. While the prevalence of obesity may...
The Commission has prepared a supplement to its December 2009 report Public and Private Hospitals . The supplement was released on 18 May 2010.
The Commission recently completed a Research Report for the Government on the performance of public and private hospitals. The report...
This report compares hospital performance in terms of standardised mortality ratios - as a measure of the effectiveness and 'quality' of hospital care - and efficiency, measured by the extent to which hospitals made best use of their resources to provide services.
This issues paper is part of an inquiry developing detailed options for restructuring Australia's aged care system to ensure it can meet the challenges facing it in coming decades.
Specifically, the Commission has been asked by the federal government to:
• systematically examine...
While OHS regulation plays an important role in promoting safe work practices, excessive regulation can have adverse consequences for productivity and costs for consumers, according to the Commission.
This report identifies significant differences in regulation and in the actions of regulators across the jurisdictions....
The federal government has asked the Productivity Commission to examine and report on the relative performance of the public and private hospital systems, and related data issues.
This issues paper provides background information for people intending to make a submission to the inquiry, together...
Public and private hospitals are estimated to have similar total costs, according to this report, but there are differences in the composition of costs between the two sectors, with medical and diagnostics, and prostheses more costly in private hospitals; and general hospital costs and capital...
The Productivity Commission's 2009 roundtable was organised around the topic Strengthening Evidence-Based Policy in the Australian Federation, and held at Old Parliament House in Canberra on 17-18 August 2009.