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- The ratio of local government own-source revenue to GDP is about 2 per cent.
- The ratio of rates revenue (the only tax instrument of councils) to GDP decreased from 1.0 per cent to 0.9 per cent between 1990-91...
In 1993, the (then) Industry Commission reported on impediments to regional adjustment of industry, and on ways of facilitating the efficient movement of people and businesses within and between regions.
This report concludes that much expenditure in regional areas does little to facilitate adjustment and long term development - and that governments could coordinate better and evaluate their activities in Australia's regions.
This is the first document of its kind for the Productivity Commission — a look out across the landscape of factors and influences that may affect Australia's economic performance over the medium term, in order to offer advice on where our priorities should lie if...
This research paper outlines a three pronged strategy that would help achieve better outcomes for all Australians and foster public confidence in open markets.
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission (the Commission) to undertake an inquiry into the regulatory burden on farm businesses, with a focus on regulations that have a material impact on the competitiveness and productivity of Australian agriculture.
The Commission has released this...
This report assesses the cost structures of businesses operating in the Australian dairy product manufacturing industry, including costs relative to international competitors.
Key points:Australian dairy product manufacturers face some cost pressures (such as energy and labour) relative to their competitors, but...
Introduction: This report provides a description of resource exploration, the role of governments, and examines the exploration licencing process.
It summarises the regulatory approvals that explorers are required to obtain in order to undertake mineral and energy resource exploration, specifically in relation to...
This draft report, which the Productivity Commission is seeking public comment on, argues that geographic labour mobility is helping the economy adjust to major structural change, and has enabled wealth to be spread across the country.
Key points:Geographic labour mobility is...