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Research and development and ‘extension’ programs play a key role in enhancing the competitiveness and productivity of Australia’s agricultural, fishing and forestry industries.This paper details the main issues to be examined in the commission's current inquiry.
• the rationale for Australian...
The Australian Government should modify the way that it funds Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) so as to provide a better return for the community, according to this draft report.Through the Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs), rural industries and the Australian...
In this address to the session 'Managing the Growth Shock' at the Economic and Social Outlook Conference in Melbourne on 30 June 2011, Gary Banks discusses the role for policy in the current mining boom.
"Australia’s past reform successes have generally been founded on...
This paper examines the sources of the decline in Australia’s productivity growth since the record highs of the 1990s, focusing on the last two complete productivity cycles (ending in 2007-08).
It offers a different perspective by looking for a general or macro-economic explanation and...
The focus of this inquiry is on those activities relating to the gathering of knowledge as to the location, quantity and quality of mineral and energy deposits. This includes the exploration activities of all entities, including the large mining companies engaged in both exploration and...
This draft report was released on 31 May 2013. Written submissions are invited by Monday 15 July 2013 .
The final report will be prepared after submissions have been received and public hearings held. The final report will be forwarded to the Government by...