Productivity Commission

Type: Organization
Name: Productivity Commission
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Explainer: does investment in childcare quality risk pricing parents out of the market?

Q. Are childcare costs rising more quickly than other costs of living?Costs vary depending on where you live and the services included (do you want a personal chef and a toddler masseuse with your childcare?), but there is no doubt costs are rising. According ... [Published WA Today - 9 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Value of work an age-old question

No jobs for older workers 0:54 Play video The new age for employment discrimination is now 40 and older workers are finding it though to find employment. Courtesy: Weekend Todaynews.com.au 13 May 2014 Entertainment/TV YEARS ago, I worked with an older ... [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - 10 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

City to build three new childcare centres

Three new childcare centres, with places for 240 children, will be built by the City of Sydney in Annandale, Alexandria and St Peters to address an inner-city childcare shortage.The investment in the centres, each with outdoor play areas, comes as the ... [Published Melbourne Age - 10 hours ago]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

OPINION: Resource sector report fails objectivity test

Mining subsidies claims have been exaggerated, writes Michael Schur.IT should be a red flag when any particular industry needs to be propped up by the taxpayer. Corporate welfare represents a waste of monetary resources that Australia cannot afford.Recent ... [Published Newcastle Herald - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Ugly motorcycle mudguards on the way out

Ugly motorcycle mudguards to become a thing of the past after legislative changeThe Federal Government released a statement earlier this week stating that they are removing the requirement to especially modify and extend rear motorcycle mudguards on new ... [Published Mcnews.com.au - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Productivity Commission to examine gas market's effectiveness

TheProductivity Commission has launched a research project on the efficiency ofAustralia’s gas market, with a report expected to be delivered in March 2015.News Corp reports that selected policy issues will be examined, concerning theeffect of linking ... [Published Ferret.com.au - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Coastal Councils Oppose cuts to Federal Disaster Recovery Funding

Coastal councils from around Australia have expressed concern about proposed cuts to Federal Government disaster funding in meetings with key political figures in Canberra last week.City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels, the Chair of the National Sea ... [Published Noodls - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Caution on Clubs Childcare Push

Supporting tax exemptions for clubs to provide childcare would not be in the best interests of children or child development according to welfare Not for Profit, The Benevolent Society.In its submission to the Productivity Commission into Childcare and ... [Published Pro Bono Australia - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 3 reports

Gaming venues and childcare facilities are a bad mix

ONE could have been mistaken for thinking it was April Fools Day when reading the Clubs Australia submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into childcare. ONE could have been mistaken for thinking it was April Fools Day when reading the Clubs ... [Published Ballarat Courier - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 2 reports

Mining pays its way - and how

The resources industry is the foundation of Australian prosperity. Source: News Limited THE extreme left-wing Australia Institute has been conducting a relentless campaign against the resources industries that are the foundation of Australia’s prosperity. ... [Published Herald Sun - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Productivity Commission to tackle gas question

The Productivity Commission will commence a project examining gas policy as the domestic market readies for a major transformation driven by the opening up for Australia's LNG export sector that could see prices triple.The commission will look at "selected ... [Published Business Spectator - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 2 reports

Vic premier rejects clubs' child care bid

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine has shutdown a suggestion that licensed clubs could provide childcare in exchange for tax breaks.He said the Victorian coalition government would be "very dubious" about licensed clubs offering childcare services."I think ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Sep 14 2014]

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...Productivity Commission has estimated there could be up to 165,000 parents who would like to work, or work more hours, but are not able to because "they are experiencing difficulties with the cost of, or access to, suitable childcare"
"Not-for-profit clubs are well positioned to deliver affordable access to childcare," he penned with some verve. "The industry's extensive community networks, sizeable facilities, geographic footprint and capital expenditure programs ensures that clubs can help fill service gaps where demand is most acute."
"Safe havens are fire rated for a minimum of two hours to allow staff time to get children out of buildings safely" said a council spokesman
The parliamentary debate was notable for the resort to weasel words, such as those from Labor frontbencher Senator Claire Moore that "we have decided, because of the sensitivities, the pain and the frustrations, not to continue with the measures that were in place and which had not received full commitment across all of the various interests in this area"

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Explainer: does investment in childcare quality... [Published WA Today - 9 hours ago]
Childcare facilities for gamblers! Is this a joke? [Published WA Today - 10 hours ago]
Value of work an age-old question [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - 10 hours ago]
City to build three new childcare centres [Published Melbourne Age - 10 hours ago]
OPINION: Resource sector report fails objectivi... [Published Newcastle Herald - Sep 19 2014]
Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association N... [Published Australian Government - Sep 19 2014]
Ugly motorcycle mudguards on the way out [Published Mcnews.com.au - Sep 19 2014]
Political will crumbles under the pokies power [Published ABC Online - Sep 19 2014]
Getting our house in order [Published Manufacturers Monthly - Sep 19 2014]
Weekly Wrap: IAG director steps down over ‘pote... [Published Corporate Risk & Insurance - Sep 19 2014]
Red tape hurts freight industry [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Sep 19 2014]
Solved: free childcare! [Published Brisbane Times - Sep 18 2014]
Firefighters welcome lifesaving rollout [Published Sunraysia Daily - Sep 18 2014]
Childcare centres fear funding cuts [Published Northwest Tasmania Advocate - Sep 18 2014]
Left-wing ‘think tank’ short changes resources ... [Published Ferret.com.au - Sep 18 2014]
Victoria Legal Aid Annual Report 2013-14 tabled... [Published Medianet - Sep 18 2014]
Economists: Anti-piracy measures could drive up... [Published Advanced Television - Sep 17 2014]
Productivity Commission to examine gas market's... [Published Ferret.com.au - Sep 17 2014]
Coastal Councils Oppose cuts to Federal Disaste... [Published Noodls - Sep 17 2014]
Report apology sought, but not given [Published In-Business - Sep 16 2014]
Report misses reality of grandparent carers [Published Senior Newspaper - Sep 16 2014]
Australian economic adviser to study gas markets [Published Argus Media - Sep 16 2014]
Caution on Clubs Childcare Push [Published Pro Bono Australia - Sep 16 2014]
Copyright a 'burden' say economists [Published ITWire - Sep 15 2014]
Gaming venues and childcare facilities are a ba... [Published Ballarat Courier - Sep 15 2014]
Mining pays its way - and how [Published Herald Sun - Sep 15 2014]
Fight back against Abbott’s anti-worker laws st... [Published ACTU - Sep 15 2014]
Auto week: many lessons for SA [Published IOL - Sep 15 2014]
Schools worse now than when Gonski wrote report [Published Professional Educator - Sep 15 2014]
Clubs offer childcare in exchange for pokie pro... [Published Professional Educator - Sep 15 2014]
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Property Council welcomes Inquiry into land supply [Published Scoop NZ - Business - Sep 10 2014]
Property Council welcomes the scope of the Productivity Commission’s new inquiry into the supply and development capacity of land for housing. ...
LGNZ welcomes inquiry into land supply for housing [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Sep 10 2014]
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed today’s announcement by the Government to request the Productivity Commission to look into ways to improve the supply and development of land for housing in New Zealand’s cities. ...
Using land for housing [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Sep 09 2014]
The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate ways to improve the way local authorities regulate to make land available for housing. ...
Put Malcolm in the middle [Published Jack the Insider - Aug 08 2014]
There have been a few shockers I could mark as contenders but surely this week ranks as the worst week for the Abbott government in the ten months since it was elected. It’s been a bit like watching a camel eat custard. You cannot look but you dare ...
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. ...
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