The latest Closing the Gap report reveals just four of the 19 targets are on track to be achieved. It comes after years of failing to give First Nations people a say over their own lives.
Early childhood educators are passionate but they are leaving the sector in droves.
Australia is set to embark on bold changes to early childhood education if a new report is anything to go by.
This is probably a good thing for the government, because the transition to renewables isn’t going as well as it needs to
A Productivity Commission report released this week highlighted the continued lack of agency First Australians have - even though a comprehensive framework is already in place to try to Close the Gap
In this podcast, our guest is Andrew McKellar, CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He joins us to give a business take on the economy and relations with the Albanese Government
The Productivity Commission seems to be against manufacturing, even the making of batteries using local materials. The new team at the top might help it think more broadly.
The broad-ranging criticism is contained in the commission’s first review of the 2020 “National Agreement on Closing the Gap”
Treasurer Jim Chalmers said he wanted to ‘revitalise and renew and refocus’ the commission with Barrett’s appointment, recognising that ‘productivity has evolved’.
Put bluntly, Australian businesses as a whole appear to have become slow to adopt world best practice. But if we want to lift productivity, we need to act on a wider suite of solutions.
Unless we boost productivity, wages growth could sink back to 2-3%. The Productivity Commission has some good solutions – and we’d argue redesigning the Stage 3 tax cuts should be on the list too.
In this podcast, Michelle Grattan discusses the blueprint for reform with commission chair, Michael Brennan
It was easier to boost productivity when the economy was built around mining and agriculture. Doing it in a service-based economy will require more education, flexibility and an embrace of technology.
From June, carers will gain stronger rights to request flexible work from employers. But our new Productivity Commission paper found carers still need greater support. Here’s how to have your say.
While the Productivity Commission’s critique of the national housing agreement is justified, its faith in the market is not. The Albanese government is right to invest in building social housing.
The first interim report of the Commission’s five-yearly productivity inquiry glosses over inequity.
A new report comes at a critical time. Every year, between 5% and 9% of Australian students do not meet year-level expectations in literacy or numeracy.
How do you measure the productivity of a hairdresser, or a teacher, or an aged care worker? It’s harder than you might think.
The requirement that super funds act in the best financial interests of their members is up for review, as is the nature of the performance test that weeds out poorly-performing funds.
Whooping cough rates are the lowest they’ve been for years. But what comes next?