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Assessing the Commission's performance

The Commission assesses its overall performance against the following outcome objective:

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.

Assessment of the Commission’s performance can be complicated by it being one contributor among many to any policy outcome. As such, the Commission's contribution is best considered over the medium term. Even when its specific recommendations are not supported by government, the Commission can play a significant role in helping governments, parliaments and the community understand the trade‑offs involved with different policy choices, and in providing data that is a source of reference for policy makers.

The Commission monitors reaction to its work in order to improve its performance and its contribution to public understanding and policy making. Those with an interest in the Commission’s reports and users of the Commission’s website have the opportunity to provide feedback.