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Review of the Australian Consumer Product Safety System

The current regulatory system plays a necessary and important role in identifying and removing unsafe products through recalls, bans and standards. Overall, the regulatory system, in combination with other mechanisms, delivers a reasonable level of product safety, as expected by Australian consumers. Nevertheless there is...
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Geographic Labour Mobility

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...
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Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key indicators 2003

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'.
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Population and Migration: Understanding the Numbers

Includes population growth, fertility and mortality, overseas migration, geography of population growth, future population growth etc.
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Rural Research and Development Corporations

Key points Through the Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs), rural industries and the Australian Government together invest some $490 million a year in R&D. This co-investment model has important strengths, including: helping to ensure that public money is not spent on research of little...
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Review of national competition policy reforms: Productivity Commission inquiry report

In 1995 the Australian, State and Territory Governments agreed to a program of competition policy reform. There has been substantial progress in the implementation of the National Competition Policy (NCP) over the past eight years, including in the related reform areas of electricity, gas, road...
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Potential benefits of the National Reform Agenda

According to this study, the Council of Australian Governments' National Reform Agenda has the potential to significantly raise national output and incomes in Australia. The study examines the benefits potentially available in the long term from further enhancing competition in key infrastructure areas, reducing regulatory...