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This study contributes to understanding of why people move. Commissioner Alison McClelland said: "For individuals, life events and family circumstances appear to be the most important factors in decisions whether to relocate for work. Factors related to housing, employment, local infrastructure and a person's level...
This paper outlines key issues for an inquiry into the barriers to setting up, transferring and closing a business, and invites submissions from the public.
In undertaking this inquiry, the Commission has been asked by the Australian Government to conduct a...
Examines whether policies and programs are achieving positive outcomes for Indigenous Australians.
Key pointsThis report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and was produced in consultation with governments and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Based on...
Assesses the cost structures of businesses operating in the Australian retail trade industry, including costs relative to international competitors.
Key pointsThe Australian retail sector comprises more than 133 000 businesses contributing around 5 per cent of GDP and 9 per cent...
The Childcare and Early Childhood Learning inquiry terms of reference require the Commission to assess the contribution that access to affordable, quality childcare can make to child development and increased participation in the workforce. The Commission has been requested to consider new...
The Productivity Commission is seeking submissions on this draft report for an inquiry seeking to make childcare and early childhood learning more affordable, flexible and accessible.
Key pointsFormal and informal Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services play a vital role...
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...
Australian adults are above the OECD average in literacy but only average in numeracy, according to a staff paper released by the Productivity Commission.
The paper analyses the profile of adult literacy and numeracy skills in Australia, and how important those skills are for...
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...
This paper introduces a study into the cost structures of the retail trade industry, and invites the public to make submissions.
Within the broader context of the relative costs of doing business in Australia, the Australian Government has asked the Productivity...