Whooping cough rates are the lowest they’ve been for years. But what comes next?
The Productivity Commission’s startling finding is that passing on wealth actually cuts inequality.
A striking feature of the report is the relatively brief treatment of ‘green’ technologies.
A new Productivity Commission report finds prisoners cost Australian taxpayers more than $5 billion per year. The numbers are climbing while offences are falling.
The Productivity Commission is examining Australia’s incarceration rates, arguing our jails are not providing value for money.
One in every six MySuper funds failed the test. One million members will be invited to leave, and it’ll be made easy.
At the core of changes already underway is that the customer not the bank will own their banking history. It’ll make switching easier, and it’s about to spread to other services.
A major investigation finds the essential supplies most at risk are personal protective equipment and chemicals. Onshore manufacturing mightn’t do much to help.
To drive living standards upward we need new technologies to relentlessly improve productivity.
Productivity was meant to be growing faster and faster. It’s growing slower and slower.
There are many initiatives around Australia designed to keep people with chronic conditions out of hospital. But to take these further, the health system needs a ‘license to innovate’.
Nothing, not even advertising will be permitted unless it is in the ‘best financial interests’ of members.
A major new report from the Productivity Commission calls for an overhaul of Australia’s 17-year-old policy on water.
The Productivity Commission this week released the health section of its Report on Government Services. But what does it tell us, and why is it important?
Poor mental health costs the Australian economy up to A$220 billion a year, according to the Productivity Commission. It will take more than piecemeal ‘announceables’ to fix the situation.
Australian needs a ‘general safety provision’ that obliges firms to be proactive, not reactive, in ensuring they supply safe consumer products.
A conservative estimate of the productivity gains from working from home suggests they’re bigger than all of the reforms of the 1990s combined.
Tradespeople and others in licensed occupations would find it easier to work across state and territory boundaries next year under a plan being developed.
It isn’t only because they are in worse jobs. it’s also because they are earning less from businesses.
Young people’s prospects are worse than those of workers aged over 35, and worse than those of young people prior to 2008.