Productivity Commission

Type: Organization
Name: Productivity Commission
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

I will fight on: Tony Abbott

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged voters not to "stereotype" him, dismissed "shouting from the sidelines" in the new Senate and promised to keep his government's explicit election promises - including the repeal of the carbon tax - as a day of political ... [Published Canberra Times - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

EcoSurvey: Know what it means and what it says

Economic Survey is intended to provide a backdrop before the annual Budget and thereby facilitate better appreciation of the provisions in the Budget.AN EARLY START- This is not confirmed, but the first Economic Survey was possibly presented in 1950-51. ... [Published Economic Times - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Survey squarely pro-reform: Ajit Ranade

There was no Economic Survey accompanying the interim Budget in February. So, this is the first official glimpse into how the economy fared last year. This Survey confirms what we already know - the economy has been slowing for four consecutive years, ... [Published Business Standard India - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Economic Survey: Dressing up government for a market economy

This year's Economic Survey is a delight to read, especially the chapter on 'Issues and Priorities.' It is an essay on the role of the government in an open economy where it is expected to keep its hands-off all activities except those where choice is ... [Published IBNLive India News - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Push for freight change

LAW changes encouraging foreign flagged freight ships to service Tasmania will be pushed by a high-powered group advising the Abbott government. LAW changes encouraging foreign flagged freight ships to service Tasmania will be pushed by a high-powered ... [Published Northwest Tasmania Advocate - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

‘No delay’ in NDIS rollout but ‘pace of acceleration’ will slow, chairman says

_ Bruce Bonyhady: 'I just want to make one point very clear. We’re are not talking about delay of this scheme.' Photograph: Julian Smith/AAP The chairman of the board of the National Disability Insurance Agency says there will be no delay in the rollout ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Federation review to look at Federal role in housing

One of the Federal Government's key policy initiatives, the Reform of the Federation has begun with terms of reference released over the weekend.The RDC expects a separate Housing Issues Paper and the Residential Development Council has been identified ... [Published Property Council of Australia - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Govt launches ineractive map of Australia in 'open data' push

The Department of Communications, with the help of NICTA and Geoscience Australia, has launched an interactive online map of Australia which ordinary citizens can use to visualise broadband availability and other geographical information anywhere across ... [Published Business Spectator - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

SA senator takes up arms against Free Trade Taliban

South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon has labelled today’s signing of the free trade agreement with Japan as a “costly and secretive folly”, using data that he says shows growing trade imbalances resulting from similar deals in the past decade as ev ... [Published In-Business - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

The Ministry for Funny Hats

The Federal Government’s Options Paper on the replacement of the charity regulator suggests that the Government has already made up its mind and, as with the decision to abolish the ACNC, is not really interested in what the sector thinks, writes Professor ... [Published Pro Bono Australia - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Homeowners ‘need clearer picture’ on rebuild costs

Email Print7 July 2014Home insurers should be required to give consumers key information about rebuild costs so they can make informed choices on coverage, Legal Aid NSW says.The service also wants sum-insured home policies phased out in favour of full-replacement ... [Published InsuranceNews.com.au - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Indigenous Australians are Uniting Against a New Stolen Generation

In February 2008 the then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, issued a public apology to the Indigenous peoples of Australia. The apology acknowledged the policies of successive federal and state governments that led to the Stolen Generation—tens of thousands ... [Published VICE - Jul 07 2014]

Quotes

"The new minimum wage rates shall apply to all minimum wage earners in the region regardless of position, designation or status, and irrespective of the method by which their wages are paid" said the NWPC
"Even the Government's own modelling says that, by 2020, it's around about $50 benefit to consumers, taking into account what it costs, and that rises to around $90 by 2030 on bills" he argued
"What Senator Abetz failed to say while he was tabling this document was his government's economic growth plan was failing the state and its people" Ms Collins said

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Soccsksargen minimum wage earners get P5 pay hike [Published Sun Star Network - 8 hours ago]
Carbon tax Senate confusion worries business, r... [Published ABC Online - 13 hours ago]
'Growth plan failing state' [Published Northwest Tasmania Advocate - 16 hours ago]
The case for retirement villages, on behalf of ... [Published Business Spectator - 17 hours ago]
I will fight on: Tony Abbott [Published Canberra Times - Jul 10 2014]
10 July - Why Australian productivity is better... [Published Switzer - Jul 10 2014]
EcoSurvey: Know what it means and what it says [Published Economic Times - Jul 10 2014]
An open letter to Boral’s Mike Kane [Published Business Spectator - Jul 09 2014]
Survey squarely pro-reform: Ajit Ranade [Published Business Standard India - Jul 09 2014]
Economic Survey: Dressing up government for a m... [Published IBNLive India News - Jul 09 2014]
MSMEs are vital says Economic Survey 2014, but ... [Published Economic Times - Jul 09 2014]
Push for freight change [Published Northwest Tasmania Advocate - Jul 09 2014]
Disability advocates speak out against any slow... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 09 2014]
NDIS Rollout Risks - Bonyhady [Published Pro Bono Australia - Jul 09 2014]
‘No delay’ in NDIS rollout but ‘pace of acceler... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 09 2014]
Federation review to look at Federal role in ho... [Published Property Council of Australia - Jul 09 2014]
Govt launches ineractive map of Australia in 'o... [Published Business Spectator - Jul 09 2014]
The Ministry for Funny Hats [Published Pro Bono Australia - Jul 09 2014]
Architect of national disability insurance sche... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 09 2014]
SA senator takes up arms against Free Trade Tal... [Published In-Business - Jul 08 2014]
Bill O'Chee: Woolworths doesn't care about you ... [Published Brisbane Times - Jul 08 2014]
Frontline health, legal services, and what’s cr... [Published Crikey Media - Jul 08 2014]
State MPs to vote on Greens' $1 pokies limit plan [Published Brimbank Weekly - Jul 08 2014]
Productivity Begins with Charity [Published Pro Bono Australia - Jul 08 2014]
Australia is fast becoming a land of unequal op... [Published Business Spectator - Jul 07 2014]
Child Care Benefit increases TODAY for families [Published Noodls - Jul 07 2014]
Australian seafarers face threat from cheap for... [Published Safety4sea - Jul 07 2014]
Child Care Benefit to rise slightly for some [Published Ballarat Courier - Jul 07 2014]
Homeowners ‘need clearer picture’ on rebuild costs [Published InsuranceNews.com.au - Jul 07 2014]
Leave us alone in our big homes, say baby boomers [Published The New Daily - Jul 07 2014]
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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. ...
Does Productivity Commission even get cloud com... [Published Scoop NZ - Scoops - Jun 09 2014]
Patrick Smellie at BusinessDesk says the productivity commission wants government to use offshore cloud providers : The government should lead the way to cheaper cloud computing services by using offshore providers rather than just New Zealand firms, ...
"The self-reinforcing taxpayer vortex of control" [Published Velvet Glove, Iron Fist - Jun 06 2014]
Tomorrow I'll be flying off to Denver to speak at this conference so blogging will be light or non-existent for a little while, but I'll leave you on an uplifting note by quoting from a speech from George Christensen in the Australian parliament this ...
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