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The Productivity Commission is the Australian Government’s independent research and advisory body on a range of economic, social and environmental issues affecting the welfare of Australians. Its remit covers all sectors of the economy, with a view to better informing policy making to raise national productivity and living standards.
The Productivity Commission’s outcome objective is:
Well‑informed policy decision making and public understanding on matters relating to Australia’s productivity and living standards, based on independent and transparent analysis from a community‑wide perspective.
This objective is pursued in four broad work streams:
- government‑commissioned inquiries and studies
- other research projects and annual reporting on industry support
- performance reporting and related analysis of Commonwealth and State service provision
- competitive neutrality complaints (outlined in Main activities of the Productivity Commission).
The Commission’s activities over 2018‑19 are outlined in The year in review: Commission activities.
Main activities of the Productivity Commission