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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.
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...
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has developed a wide-ranging agenda of national reforms. The Productivity Commission has been given the role of reporting to COAG periodically on the economic 'impacts and benefits' of the reforms.
In preparation for its first report, the Commission...
This is the sixteenth edition of the Report, produced by a Steering Committee of senior officials from Australian, State and Territory governments for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). The Steering Committee is chaired by Gary Banks, Chairman of the Productivity Commission.
Human capital theory supports the view that people with higher levels of education and lower incidences of chronic illness should have higher labour productivity. This paper examines the Australian evidence.
Hourly wages can be used as an indicator of labour productivity. While wages are...
This annual report of government service delivery is in 2 parts. Volume one of the report focuses on early childhood, education and training as well as justice and emergency management sectors.
Heads of government (now the Council of Australian Governments or COAG) established the...
Australia's Vocational Education and Training (VET) workforce has several shortcomings which need to be addressed, according to this report by the Productivity Commission.
A diverse range of public and private VET providers meets many of the expectations of students and significant segments of industry....
Australia's future will depend on how well it develops the ‘human capital’ of its population.
A well-performing schooling system is fundamental. It benefits individuals, the functioning and cohesion of society and the performance of the economy. The importance of school education has increased with...