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Productivity Commission

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Canberra Times
NSW to get its own Productivity Commission to lower living costsThe Berejiklian government will establish its own Productivity Commission to co
Canberra Times / Posted 46 minutes ago
The Berejiklian government will establish its own Productivity Commission to come up with ways to improve housing affordability, lower living costs and make it easier to move to NSW and do business in the state. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet will... Read more
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The Age
NSW to get its own Productivity Commission to lower living costsThe Berejiklian government will establish its own Productivity Commission to co
The Age / Posted 10 hours ago
The Berejiklian government will establish its own Productivity Commission to come up with ways to improve housing affordability, lower living costs and make it easier to move to NSW and do business in the state. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet will... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
NSW to get its own Productivity Commission to lower living costsThe Berejiklian government will establish its own Productivity Commission to co
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 10 hours ago
The Berejiklian government will establish its own Productivity Commission to come up with ways to improve housing affordability, lower living costs and make it easier to move to NSW and do business in the state. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet will... Read more
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Canberra Times
Advocate calls for hardcore criminals at Alexander Maconochie Centre to be sent interstateconsultants GHD to explore the case for further construction at the Hume jail.
Canberra Times / Posted yesterday
consultants GHD to explore the case for further construction at the Hume jail. Fairfax reported that the latest Productivity Commission report on government services found the ACT prison system was the nation's most expensive, costing... Read more
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Canberra Times
ASIC boss: It's real money to real people Bank. ASIC has a number of fine professional people working in its organisatio
Canberra Times / Posted yesterday
Bank. ASIC has a number of fine professional people working in its organisation who want to do the right thing, but the Productivity Commission in its Capability Review into ASIC found that the existing structure "inherently undermines... Read more
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Canberra Times
Fresh food jackpot: how Woolies became the biggest pokie owner in the countryagree to stop expanding their gaming portfolios, reduce gaming hours and impose
Canberra Times / Posted yesterday
agree to stop expanding their gaming portfolios, reduce gaming hours and impose $1 bet limits, in line with a 2010 Productivity Commission report. Woolworths declined. When a group of shareholder activists brought forward anti-gambling... Read more
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WA Today
Fresh food jackpot: how Woolies became the biggest pokie owner in the countryagree to stop expanding their gaming portfolios, reduce gaming hours and impose
WA Today / Posted yesterday
agree to stop expanding their gaming portfolios, reduce gaming hours and impose $1 bet limits, in line with a 2010 Productivity Commission report. Woolworths declined. When a group of shareholder activists brought forward anti-gambling... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Advocate calls for hardcore criminals at Alexander Maconochie Centre to be sent interstateconsultants GHD to explore the case for further construction at the Hume jail.
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted yesterday
consultants GHD to explore the case for further construction at the Hume jail. Fairfax reported that the latest Productivity Commission report on government services found the ACT prison system was the nation's most expensive, costing... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
ASIC boss: It's real money to real people Bank. ASIC has a number of fine professional people working in its organisatio
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Bank. ASIC has a number of fine professional people working in its organisation who want to do the right thing, but the Productivity Commission in its Capability Review into ASIC found that the existing structure "inherently undermines... Read more
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WA Today
ASIC boss: It's real money to real peopleBank. ASIC has a number of fine professional people working in its organisatio
WA Today / Posted 2 days ago
Bank. ASIC has a number of fine professional people working in its organisation who want to do the right thing, but the Productivity Commission in its Capability Review into ASIC found that the existing structure "inherently undermines... Read more
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The Age
Fresh food jackpot: how Woolies became the biggest pokie owner in the countryagree to stop expanding their gaming portfolios, reduce gaming hours and impose
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
agree to stop expanding their gaming portfolios, reduce gaming hours and impose $1 bet limits, in line with a 2010 Productivity Commission report. Woolworths declined. When a group of shareholder activists brought forward anti-gambling... Read more
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The Age
ASIC boss: It's real money to real people integration. When asked if vertical integration should be banned, he said "It's
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
integration. When asked if vertical integration should be banned, he said "It's not our call". He questioned whether the Productivity Commission would look at the issue. It is imperative that the royal commission looks at vertical integration,... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Fresh food jackpot: how Woolies became the biggest pokie owner in the countryagree to stop expanding their gaming portfolios, reduce gaming hours and impose
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 2 days ago
agree to stop expanding their gaming portfolios, reduce gaming hours and impose $1 bet limits, in line with a 2010 Productivity Commission report. Woolworths declined. When a group of shareholder activists brought forward anti-gambling... Read more
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WA Today
A modest proposal for well-behaved banksor email address instead. Could it get any better? Absolutely, and the route i
WA Today / Posted 4 days ago
or email address instead. Could it get any better? Absolutely, and the route is spelt out in one of the submissions to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into competition in the financial system, which is running in parallel with the banking... Read more
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Canberra Times
A modest proposal for well-behaved banksor email address instead. Could it get any better? Absolutely, and the route i
Canberra Times / Posted 4 days ago
or email address instead. Could it get any better? Absolutely, and the route is spelt out in one of the submissions to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into competition in the financial system, which is running in parallel with the banking... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
A modest proposal for well-behaved banksor email address instead. Could it get any better? Absolutely, and the route i
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 4 days ago
or email address instead. Could it get any better? Absolutely, and the route is spelt out in one of the submissions to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into competition in the financial system, which is running in parallel with the banking... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
We hear the same lazy myths about 'private schools', but the term is meaninglesshigher than it is to independent schools. The majority of funding for independe
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 5 days ago
higher than it is to independent schools. The majority of funding for independent schools comes from parents. The latest Productivity Commission data shows that in 2015-16 the average total amount of government funding going to a government... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Robertson: The Future of WorkResilience, and Inclusion Thank you for inviting me to speak with you here toda
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 5 days ago
Resilience, and Inclusion Thank you for inviting me to speak with you here today. In particular I want to thank the Productivity Commission and all involved in the Productivity Hub. The previous presenters today have touched on a range of... Read more
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Canberra Times
Lower deposit costs boost Bendigo's profitsbut the bank's focus on margins over volume made sense at this point in the eco
Canberra Times / Posted 6 days ago
but the bank's focus on margins over volume made sense at this point in the economic cycle. The result comes after the Productivity Commission last week criticised bank regulators for placing too much emphasis on stability, at the expense of... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Lower deposit costs boost Bendigo's profitsbut the bank's focus on margins over volume made sense at this point in the eco
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 6 days ago
but the bank's focus on margins over volume made sense at this point in the economic cycle. The result comes after the Productivity Commission last week criticised bank regulators for placing too much emphasis on stability, at the expense of... Read more
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The Age
Lower deposit costs boost Bendigo's profitsbut the bank's focus on margins over volume made sense at this point in the eco
The Age / Posted 6 days ago
but the bank's focus on margins over volume made sense at this point in the economic cycle. The result comes after the Productivity Commission last week criticised bank regulators for placing too much emphasis on stability, at the expense of... Read more
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Canberra Times
Bank of Queensland backs review of APRA's home loan capsregulatory curbs on home lending may be refined to promote competition, says re
Canberra Times / Posted 7 days ago
regulatory curbs on home lending may be refined to promote competition, says regional lender Bank of Queensland. After the Productivity Commission last week criticised as "excessively blunt" the banking regulator's caps on interest-only and... Read more
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Canberra Times
Government to offer sweeteners to southside GPs to bulk billbulk billing rates. ACT Minister for Health, Meegan Fitzharris. Photo: Karleen
Canberra Times / Posted 7 days ago
bulk billing rates. ACT Minister for Health, Meegan Fitzharris. Photo: Karleen Minney The announcement comes after a productivity commission report revealed the ACT had the second-highest rate of residents delaying visits to their GP because... Read more
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WA Today
Bank of Queensland backs review of APRA's home loan capsregulatory curbs on home lending may be refined to promote competition, says re
WA Today / Posted 7 days ago
regulatory curbs on home lending may be refined to promote competition, says regional lender Bank of Queensland. After the Productivity Commission last week criticised as "excessively blunt" the banking regulator's caps on interest-only and... Read more
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WA Today
Economists do little to promote bank competitionThe royal commission into banking, whose public hearings start on Monday, won't
WA Today / Posted 7 days ago
The royal commission into banking, whose public hearings start on Monday, won't get a lot of help from the Productivity Commission's report on competition within the sector. It's very limp-wristed. The report's inability to deny the obvious - that... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Bank of Queensland backs review of APRA's home loan capsregulatory curbs on home lending may be refined to promote competition, says re
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 7 days ago
regulatory curbs on home lending may be refined to promote competition, says regional lender Bank of Queensland. After the Productivity Commission last week criticised as "excessively blunt" the banking regulator's caps on interest-only and... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Government to offer sweeteners to southside GPs to bulk billbulk billing rates. ACT Minister for Health, Meegan Fitzharris. Photo: Karleen
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 7 days ago
bulk billing rates. ACT Minister for Health, Meegan Fitzharris. Photo: Karleen Minney The announcement comes after a productivity commission report revealed the ACT had the second-highest rate of residents delaying visits to their GP because... Read more
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Canberra Times
What if Barnaby Joyce was a woman?with the opportunity to re-price their loan book as a consequence of regulatory
Canberra Times / Posted 8 days ago
with the opportunity to re-price their loan book as a consequence of regulatory changes, banks did just that.” From the Productivity Commission inquiry, which says that Australian banks are exploiting their most loyal customers and the Turnbull... Read more
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The Age
What if Barnaby Joyce was a woman?with the opportunity to re-price their loan book as a consequence of regulatory
The Age / Posted 8 days ago
with the opportunity to re-price their loan book as a consequence of regulatory changes, banks did just that.” From the Productivity Commission inquiry, which says that Australian banks are exploiting their most loyal customers and the Turnbull... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
What if Barnaby Joyce was a woman?with the opportunity to re-price their loan book as a consequence of regulatory
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 8 days ago
with the opportunity to re-price their loan book as a consequence of regulatory changes, banks did just that.” From the Productivity Commission inquiry, which says that Australian banks are exploiting their most loyal customers and the Turnbull... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Joyce: Ag White Paper not a hotchpotch of policy thought bubblesin 2015 but refuses to provide reasons as to why the R&D funding has been cut.”
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 8 days ago
in 2015 but refuses to provide reasons as to why the R&D funding has been cut.” A spokesperson for Mr Fitzgibbon said the Productivity Commission’s report on agricultural red tape confirmed Mr Joyce’s Agriculture White Paper failed to address the... Read more
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Western Advocate
Joyce: Ag White Paper not a hotchpotch of policy thought bubblesin 2015 but refuses to provide reasons as to why the R&D funding has been cut.”
Western Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
in 2015 but refuses to provide reasons as to why the R&D funding has been cut.” A spokesperson for Mr Fitzgibbon said the Productivity Commission’s report on agricultural red tape confirmed Mr Joyce’s Agriculture White Paper failed to address the... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Joyce: Ag White Paper not a hotchpotch of policy thought bubblesin 2015 but refuses to provide reasons as to why the R&D funding has been cut.”
Daily Liberal / Posted 8 days ago
in 2015 but refuses to provide reasons as to why the R&D funding has been cut.” A spokesperson for Mr Fitzgibbon said the Productivity Commission’s report on agricultural red tape confirmed Mr Joyce’s Agriculture White Paper failed to address the... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Joyce: Ag White Paper not a hotchpotch of policy thought bubblesin 2015 but refuses to provide reasons as to why the R&D funding has been cut.”
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 8 days ago
in 2015 but refuses to provide reasons as to why the R&D funding has been cut.” A spokesperson for Mr Fitzgibbon said the Productivity Commission’s report on agricultural red tape confirmed Mr Joyce’s Agriculture White Paper failed to address the... Read more
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WA Today
Housing investor loans slumped by 10 per cent in 2017the improvements the industry has made are truly embedded into industry practic
WA Today / Posted 9 days ago
the improvements the industry has made are truly embedded into industry practice," Mr Byres said. Smaller lenders and the Productivity Commission this week protested that APRA's crackdown had dampened competition, by making it hard for second-tier... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Housing investor loans slumped by 10 per cent in 2017the improvements the industry has made are truly embedded into industry practic
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 9 days ago
the improvements the industry has made are truly embedded into industry practice," Mr Byres said. Smaller lenders and the Productivity Commission this week protested that APRA's crackdown had dampened competition, by making it hard for second-tier... Read more
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The Age
Housing investor loans slumped by 10 per cent in 2017the improvements the industry has made are truly embedded into industry practic
The Age / Posted 9 days ago
the improvements the industry has made are truly embedded into industry practice," Mr Byres said. Smaller lenders and the Productivity Commission this week protested that APRA's crackdown had dampened competition, by making it hard for second-tier... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Customers are at the mercy of banks, but we can make them care morecompetition Is competition the answer to meeting consumer needs in relation to
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
competition Is competition the answer to meeting consumer needs in relation to banking services? The draft report of the Productivity Commission into Competition in the Australian Financial System, released this week noted that competition in... Read more
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WA Today
'Good' customers to get cheaper loans as banks fall into linelenders to provide data in the future if needed. Comprehensive credit reportin
WA Today / Posted 10 days ago
lenders to provide data in the future if needed. Comprehensive credit reporting has been backed by bodies including the Productivity Commission and Reserve Bank as one way of injecting greater competition into financial services. However,... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'Good' customers to get cheaper loans as banks fall into linelenders to provide data in the future if needed. Comprehensive credit reportin
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 10 days ago
lenders to provide data in the future if needed. Comprehensive credit reporting has been backed by bodies including the Productivity Commission and Reserve Bank as one way of injecting greater competition into financial services. However,... Read more
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The Age
'Good' customers to get cheaper loans as banks fall into linelenders to provide data in the future if needed. Comprehensive credit reportin
The Age / Posted 10 days ago
lenders to provide data in the future if needed. Comprehensive credit reporting has been backed by bodies including the Productivity Commission and Reserve Bank as one way of injecting greater competition into financial services. However,... Read more
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Canberra Times
'Precarious': Is CBA making too much money from its customers?scrutiny from a royal commission, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commm
Canberra Times / Posted 10 days ago
scrutiny from a royal commission, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commmission's probe of home loan pricing, and a Productivity Commission inquiry into competition in the sector. UBS analyst Jonathan Mott, who has a "neutral" rating on... Read more
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WA Today
'Precarious': Is CBA making too much money from its customers?scrutiny from a royal commission, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commm
WA Today / Posted 10 days ago
scrutiny from a royal commission, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commmission's probe of home loan pricing, and a Productivity Commission inquiry into competition in the sector. UBS analyst Jonathan Mott, who has a "neutral" rating on... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
This is our national shame, but it can be fixedthere's a major funding shortfall. In the 2017 Closing the Gap Report, the Pri
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
there's a major funding shortfall. In the 2017 Closing the Gap Report, the Prime Minister announced the Productivity Commission would be expanded to include an Indigenous Commissioner "to lead on the Commission's work of policy... Read more
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The Age
'Precarious': Is CBA making too much money from its customers?scrutiny from a royal commission, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commm
The Age / Posted 10 days ago
scrutiny from a royal commission, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commmission's probe of home loan pricing, and a Productivity Commission inquiry into competition in the sector. UBS analyst Jonathan Mott, who has a "neutral" rating on... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'Precarious': Is CBA making too much money from its customers?scrutiny from a royal commission, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commm
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 10 days ago
scrutiny from a royal commission, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commmission's probe of home loan pricing, and a Productivity Commission inquiry into competition in the sector. UBS analyst Jonathan Mott, who has a "neutral" rating on... Read more
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Money Management
Mortgage brokers face best interests dutyA consumer best interests duty should be imposed on the mortgage broking indust
Money Management / Posted 11 days ago
A consumer best interests duty should be imposed on the mortgage broking industry, according to the Productivity Commission (PC). The PC has found that the payment of trail commissions creates perverse incentives for mortgage brokers by rewarding... Read more
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Money Management
Will ASIC get competition powers?The Australian Securities and Investments Commission may get its wish to obtain
Money Management / Posted 11 days ago
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission may get its wish to obtain a competition power, with the Productivity Commission (PC) recommending consideration of such a move to help drive competition in the financial services industry. In the... Read more
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Canberra Times
Think carefully before disbanding four pillars policyI worry that the Morrison-commissioned inquiry into the banks is suggesting the
Canberra Times / Posted 11 days ago
I worry that the Morrison-commissioned inquiry into the banks is suggesting the abandonment of the four pillars policy ("Productivity commission chips at 'four pillars' merger policy", February 7). Sure, we can do with more competition, but... Read more
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Canberra Times
Truth about toxic banking culture may never be toldbanking and finance system delivers higher profits to only a few and rips off i
Canberra Times / Posted 11 days ago
banking and finance system delivers higher profits to only a few and rips off its most loyal customers, a Productivity Commission report has found. Video: Australian government. As someone with close to 20 years' experience... Read more
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