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This is the twelfth edition of the Report on Government Services since it was commissioned by Heads of Government (now COAG) in July 1993.
This report is about seeking ways to address the challenge of what data to collect and how to use it to support the generation of evidence about what works best in education, and the application of this evidence to inform decision making.
The education outcomes of Indigenous Australians have been a focus of policy attention for many years, but there has been no sustained improvement in Indigenous primary school students’ literacy and numeracy achievement. This suggests that current policies are not working, and that...
Scope of Inquiry
The Commission is to provide advice on the refinement of the national approach to collecting and using data for early childhood education and care and schools, and other information as relevant, to improve Australia’s educational outcomes.
In undertaking this...
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...
This paper examines the two key policy levers the Government has at its disposal to influence International Education Services (IES): the visa system and regulation aimed at providing quality assurance in the delivery of education to international students.
Key pointsInternational students...
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...
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...
The performance of mainstream services provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians is a particular focus of the annual Report on Government Services. This Indigenous Compendium contains all the Indigenous data to be found in the most recent Report , published in January 2014....