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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...
- The ratio of local government own-source revenue to GDP is about 2 per cent.
- The ratio of rates revenue (the only tax instrument of councils) to GDP decreased from 1.0 per cent to 0.9 per cent between 1990-91...
Australia's urban water sector needs major changes to meet the challenges of providing services that minimise costs and maximise benefits to the community, according to a draft report released by the Productivity Commission.
The draft report - Australia's Urban Water Sector - reports that...
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.
Governments need to commit to a long term reform path that recognises that the primary responsibility for managing risks, including from climate variability and change, rests with farmers, according to this report.
To this end:
• Research, development, extension, professional advice and training...
This report examines the performance of all Australian governments providing education, justice, emergency management, health, community services and housing services.
This is the fourteenth edition of the report, produced by a Steering Committee of senior officials from Australian, State and Territory governments for the...
Australia’s broad health outcomes compare favourably with those of similarly developed countries. Total spending on health care, while around 10 per cent of GDP and rising, is also comparable. In no small part, these outcomes are due to the expertise and commitment of the health...
This Productivity Commission research report examines the productivity, labour supply and fiscal implications of likely demographic trends over the next forty years, to further improve understanding of the challenges and opportunities resulting from an ageing Australia.
Released with the report were eleven technical papers...
This Report has been prepared at the request of the Council of Australian Governments. Its key task is to provide indicators of Indigenous disadvantage 'that are of relevance to all governments and Indigenous stakeholders, and that can demonstrate the impact of programme and policy interventions'....
Includes population growth, fertility and mortality, overseas migration, geography of population growth, future population growth etc.