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Productivity Commission Chairman, Peter Harris, presented this speech to the Economic and Social Outlook Conference on 20 July 2017 in Melbourne.
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 speech was given by the Chairman of the Productivity Commission to the Australian Competition Policy Summit 2015'
In 2013, the Australian Government announced that there would be the first comprehensive review of competition policy in Australia in a generation....
Key pointsThe total value of Australian service exports was $57 billion in 2013-14 and about 17 per cent of total exports. The six services sectors covered in this study — tourism, education, financial services, professional services, information technology and health services — accounted...
In 2013-14, labour productivity growth in both the Australian economy and the 12-industry market sector (which accounts for 65 per cent of the economy) was close to the trend of the last two and half decades.
This edition of the PC...
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...
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...
Summary: This publication was released on 29 April 2014 and in this edition the Commission analyses the latest ABS productivity statistics and comments on new developments underlying Australia's recent productivity performance.
Features in this edition are:2013 Australian productivity the effect of...