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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 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 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...
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...
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...
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...
This report resulted from a request by the Council of Australian Governments to conduct a preliminary high-level review of sixteen areas of policy reform, aimed at improving productivity.
The paper was provided on 29 June 2012 to the cross jurisdictional Taskforce established to advise...
This paper examines productivity trends in the Australian utilities industry and highlights some significant issues relating to the measurement and interpretation of changes in measured productivity over time.
Key findings:Multifactor productivity (MFP) growth in Australia’s market sector has been considerably below average...
This issues paper was produced to assist people with making submissions to the Productivity Commission's inquiry into the efficiency and quality of Commonwealth, state and territory regulatory impact analysis processes.
The Australian Government, with the agreement of Council of Australian Governments (COAG)'s Business Regulation...