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This draft report looks at progress with the reform of Australia's water resources sector. with particular emphasis on the Intergovernmental Agreement on a National Water Initiative (NWI)
This report considers whether fisheries regulation and management are impeding productivity improvement and investment. It looks at ways to use resources to maximise community welfare and sustainability into the future.
Today the Productivity Commission released an issues paper posing the questions the Commission will seek to ask and answer in their National Water Reform Inquiry.
Water reform has supported growth in agriculture and other industries, returned much needed water to the environment, created markets...
Commonwealth, State and Territory governments are responsible for the management of Australian fisheries within their respective jurisdictions. Regulations are used to implement controls, such as limits on catch or effort levels, and regulate fishing methods in order to manage Australia's fisheries in a way that...
This paper was released on 16 February 2016 to assist participants in preparing a submission to the public inquiry into Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture. It outlines a range of issues about which the Commission is seeking information.
Initial submissions are due by Thursday 31...
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission (the Commission) to undertake an inquiry into the regulatory burden on farm businesses, with a focus on regulations that have a material impact on the competitiveness and productivity of Australian agriculture.
The Commission has released this...
This draft report recommends a major restructure of Australian Government funding for natural disasters, and invites submissions from the public.
Key pointsAustralia is exposed to natural disasters on a recurring basis. Effective planning and mitigation of risks is an essential task...
This paper introduces an inquiry into the effectiveness and sustainability of Australia’s natural disaster funding arrangements, and invites submissions from the public.
This inquiry is about the effectiveness and sustainability of Australia’s natural disaster funding arrangements. The Commission has been asked...
The overriding message of this draft report is the need for a comprehensive overhaul of processes in the assessment and development of public infrastructure projects.There are numerous examples of poor value for money arising from inadequate project selection. Without reform, more spending will...
Introduction: This report provides a description of resource exploration, the role of governments, and examines the exploration licencing process.
It summarises the regulatory approvals that explorers are required to obtain in order to undertake mineral and energy resource exploration, specifically in relation to...