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Trade and assistance review 2015-16

This review report contains the Productivity Commission's latest quantitative estimates of Australian government assistance to industry.
Discussion paper

Collection models for GST on low value imported goods: discussion paper

The Productivity Commission sees the main purpose for this inquiry as being to check that the legislated model is the best means to extend the GST to low value imported goods, and to identify any practical improvements to support effective implementation.
Draft report

National water reform - Productivity Commission draft report

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)

Financial performance of government trading enterprises 2004-05 to 2005-06

This research paper assesses the financial performance of 85 federal, state and territory government trading enterprises. It forms part of the commission's research into the performance of Australian industries and the progress of microeconomic reform.
Draft report

Horizontal fiscal equalisation - draft report

The basic premise of HFE - fiscal equity in the Australian federation - has broad support, although it is now under significant strain as Western Australia's share of the GST has fallen to an extreme low.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) costs: study report

The scale, pace and nature of the changes that the NDIS is driving are unprecedented in Australia. To reach the estimated 475 000 participants in the scheme by 2019 20, the NDIA needs to approve hundreds of plans a day and review hundreds more. The...
Policy report

Report on government services 2018

The annual Report on Government Services (RoGS) provides information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia.
Policy report

Report on government services 2018: Community services - Chapter 14 Aged care services

This chapter focuses on government funded care and support services for older people and their carers, which are provided at home, in the community and in residential care facilities.

Report on government services 2018: Housing and homelessness

The main aim of housing and homelessness sector services is to ensure that all Australians have access to affordable, safe and sustainable housing — a vital determinant of wellbeing that is associated with better outcomes in health, education and employment, as well as economic and...
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Productivity and policy challenges in an environment of pervasive uncertainty

Productivity Commission Chairman, Peter Harris, presented this speech to the Economic and Social Outlook Conference on 20 July 2017 in Melbourne.