Productivity Commission

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Name: Productivity Commission
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Childcare mess needs State to pitch in

Source:The AgeThe Productivity Commission has been tasked by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to come up with a masterplan to ease Australia's childcare chaos. But the solution will involve more than Commonwealth government action. When it comes to the dis ... [Published Professional Educator - 50 mins ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Workers should be willing to move for jobs

Workers must be willing to move interstate and overseas to where they are needed, according to key members of the Business Council of Australia.The push is one of a suite of priorities to be outlined by BCA president Catherine Livingstone on Monday in ... [Published Melbourne Age - 9 hours ago]
Entities: Move For, Workers, Invention
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Foreign-flagged vessels set to gain bigger share of coastal trade

Coastal shipping regulations are likely to be changed to give foreign operators a bigger share of the trade.That's the view of Australian Maritime College policy analyst, Barry Lewarn, based on a recent Productivity Commission report into Tasmanian f ... [Published ABC Online - 4 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Government listening on child care | Ministers' Media Centre

Assistant Minister for Education, the Hon Sussan Ley MP today announced  the establishment of a Ministerial Advisory Council for the child care and  early learning sector.The Ministerial Advisory Council provides leaders of the sector with a direct opportunity ... [Published Australian Government - 4 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Commission backing for more au pair time with families

A Productivity Commission report recommends that foreign au pairs be permitted to remain with a family for one year. Current rules only permit a foreign au pair to stay with a family for six months. The Commission did not suggest that the cost of au pairs ... [Published Individual.com - 9 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

New plan is designed to lend a hand

Grandparents share a special bond with their grandchildren. PurestockCHILDCARE has been in the spotlight recently with the government's Productivity Commission interim report on childcare being released.The most controversial recommendation is one that ... [Published NewsMail - 11 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Regulatory issues identified

Concerns about regulatory overlap in the financial services sector and a lack of skilled staff, have been raised in a report on New Zealand’s regulatory regimes. The Productivity Commission was asked to make recommendations to improve the operation of ... [Published Good Returns - 12 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Public can count on private purse for infrastructure

There was a time - perhaps not too long ago in the minds of many - when government was the only entity large enough to finance and build major projects. The pool of savings available for investment was too small, the skills needed were not widely available ... [Published Melbourne Age - 16 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Jessica Rudd: Modern nanny debate no Mary Poppins fairytale

As Mary Poppins' umbrella descends to the Banks' doorstep, magic distracts from the fact she has arrived at a thoroughly modern home.For all the cinched waists and parasols, Mr and Mrs Banks aren't your average Edwardian couple. Mary Poppins is an applicant ... [Published Brisbane Times - 16 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Paid grandparents

:04 AM byThe Productivity Commission has recommended the Federal Government combine the child care rebate and the child care benefit into one means tested payment.It would be payable to families with children attending an approved service, ... [Published ABC Online - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Principals can't guarantee after-school care

But, she argues, it would be unreasonable to expect every principal to guarantee an after-school care service   was available at their school, a suggestion put forward by the Productivity Commission this week. ... [Published The Scone Advocate - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Childcare mess needs State to pitch in

More than 500 working parents flooded the Productivity Commission with stressful tales of wrestling a childcare system that doesn’t fit modern life.‘‘How am I supposed to rejoin the workforce when I can’t find a childcare place with 17 months notice?’’ ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 26 2014]

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"The large ship fleet is around 30ish, which is not many ships at all."
"I also believe the Council will be of significant assistance to the Government in discussing and considering the draft Productivity Commission Inquiry report into  child care and early childhood learning.”"
" ‘We expect that to keep growing at about 25 per cent a year’ he said.”"
"Yet Australians are a creative and inventive people."

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Childcare mess needs State to pitch in [Published Professional Educator - 50 mins ago]
Disaster resilience: talk is cheap, but it’s be... [Published InsuranceNews.com.au - 2 hours ago]
Foreign-flagged vessels set to gain bigger shar... [Published ABC Online - 4 hours ago]
Government listening on child care | Ministers'... [Published Australian Government - 4 hours ago]
New Zealand Lifestyle Blocks: Planners Sprawl i... [Published Scoop - 7 hours ago]
Why don't they do it in the road? [Published Business Spectator - 8 hours ago]
Workers should be willing to move for jobs [Published Melbourne Age - 9 hours ago]
Commission backing for more au pair time with f... [Published Individual.com - 9 hours ago]
New plan is designed to lend a hand [Published NewsMail - 11 hours ago]
Regulatory issues identified [Published Good Returns - 12 hours ago]
Public can count on private purse for infrastru... [Published Melbourne Age - 16 hours ago]
Change jail mentality and there will be fewer o... [Published WA Today - 16 hours ago]
Jessica Rudd: Modern nanny debate no Mary Poppi... [Published Brisbane Times - 16 hours ago]
Promise check: Deliver the National Disability ... [Published ABC Online - 21 hours ago]
Government listening on child care [Published Noodls - Jul 27 2014]
Paid grandparents [Published ABC Online - Jul 27 2014]
Principals can't guarantee after-school care [Published The Scone Advocate - Jul 26 2014]
Early childhood experts pan report [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 26 2014]
Parents using teachers as babysitters [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 26 2014]
Childcare mess needs State to pitch in [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 26 2014]
What it’s really like to be a nanny [Published NEWS.com.au - Jul 26 2014]
Public infrastructure: financing and bidding re... [Published Lexology - Jul 26 2014]
Country Caucus chooses leaders [Published Stock Journal Australia - Jul 26 2014]
State MPs to vote on Greens' $1 pokies limit plan [Published Brimbank Weekly - Jul 25 2014]
Six-hour work day gains strength [Published New Zealand Herald - Jul 25 2014]
Proposed Childcare Reforms [Published Sydney's Child - Jul 25 2014]
Moves to 'sublet' childcare places [Published Canberra Times - Jul 25 2014]
Proposal backs short-term sublet of childcare p... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 25 2014]
Road to courts paved with gold, but there's a c... [Published Brisbane Times - Jul 25 2014]
The child care challenge we must all face [Published ABC Online - Jul 25 2014]
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LGNZ says a stronger response is needed on regu... [Published Scoop NZ - Regional - Jul 22 2014]
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) acknowledges the Government’s response to the March 2013 Productivity Commission’s report “Towards Better Local Regulation” released today, but says it doesn’t go far enough. ...
Report shows public sector skills must be value... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Jul 16 2014]
The Public Service Association (PSA) has welcomed the release of a Productivity Commission report that recommends placing more value on the skills of regulatory staff. ...
Australian Seafarers Face Threat from Cheap For... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Jul 04 2014]
The Australian Shipowners Association (ASA) has urged the Abbott Government to be careful in its consideration of the Productivity Commission Report into Tasmanian shipping and freight. The retention of the Tasmanian Freight and Bass Strait Passenger ...
Another Week of Anthropocene Antics, June 29, 2... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jun 30 2014]
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor . Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week’s Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Sipping from the Internet Firehose…June 29, 2014 Chuckles , Snark, UNEA , Risky Business ...
Enhancing productivity and value in public serv... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Jun 26 2014]
The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate ways to improve the delivery of public services in New Zealand. ...
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