Productivity Commission

Type: Organization
Name: Productivity Commission
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

The Child Care Report That No-One Is Talking About

One of the interesting facets of this week’s surprising outbreak of foreign policy on the national political scene is that it has obscured a range of domestic issues that, in the ordinary run of affairs, would be given much more scrutiny.There are a swag ... [Published New Matilda - 19 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Back to work: women and childcare

The Productivity Commission has released its interim report recommending a streamlined single childcare payment and tighter means-testing. Is this enough to encourage more women to return to the workforce earlier and to work full-time? ... [Published ABC Online - 22 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 2 reports

Australia, New Zealand business leaders seek government cooperation on Asian investment

Business leaders from both sides of the Tasman on Wednesday urged the finance ministers of New Zealand and Australia to look at ways of boosting Asian tourism and investment in the two nations. Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey and New Zealand Finance Minister ... [Published Individual.com - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 3 reports

Childcare report: Government dismisses Productivity Commission swipe at paid ...

Source:Sydney Morning Herald"We will be focused on early education and care." The Productivity Commission released a 900-page interim report into childcare on Tuesday, suggesting that multiple subsidies be replaced with a single means-tested payment that ... [Published Professional Educator - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 2 reports

All but 2 Productivity Commission recommendations on local government rules accepted

in Sectors 0The Government said yesterday it would accept nearly all the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations.Regulatory Reform Minister Bill English said: “We are accepting all but 2 of the commission’s ... [Published Bob Dey Property Report - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 3 reports

Grandparent payment plan sparks big debate

CLARENCE Valley grandparents have expressed concern over a key point of a proposal to overhaul the nation's childcare system.As well as replacing childcare rebates with a single means-tested payment, a draft report by the Productivity Commission proposes ... [Published Daily News - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 15 reports

Paid parental leave, childcare: worth doing despite the economics

Ask the minister responsible to explain Australia's present system of support for childcare and she can't. ''It's impossible to explain,'' she told ABC radio on Tuesday. ''The current payments are so complicated.''Sussan Ley is not alone. Curtin University ... [Published Canberra Times - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Productivity Commission Inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning

The Productivity Commission today released the draft consultations report of the Inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning. The Productivity Commission received more than 460 formal submissions and 700 online comments, meaning almost 1200 individuals ... [Published Noodls - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Productivity Commission Draft Report

The Productivity Commission's draft report has recommended an increase in the funding needed for early childhood education and care (ECEC).United Voice WA Secretary Carolyn Smith said the Productivity Commission report has some positives but also some ... [Published Noodls - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 11 reports

Government-funded granny nannies? (7News Sydney)

, 8:09 pmGovernment-funded granny nannies?Grandparents and nannies could soon be paid by the government to babysit children, provided they undertake a TAFE course.The draft plan, released by the Productivity Commission, recommends a landmark shakeup of ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Productivity Commission Recommends Bold New Childcare Approach

ChildCare New South Wales, the voice of the private long day care sector in NSW, haswelcomed the release of the draft Productivity Commission report on childcareand early childhood learning, which recommends sweeping changes to the way inwhich early childhood ... [Published Medianet - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

LGNZ says a stronger response is needed on regulatory issues

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. ... [Published Scoop NZ - Regional - Jul 22 2014]

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"Parents from around the country are struggling under the weight of increasing childcare fees and it's time the government acted" the Greens' childcare spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said
"It gives children a strong sense of environmental sustainability and connection with the natural environment" she said
The report entitled "Spend more, waste more, Australia's roads in 2014: moving beyond gambling" which was leaked to Fairfax, reportedly said national road spending was outstripping revenue raised through road-related taxes and charges

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Childcare under threat [Published Northern Daily Leader - 5 hours ago]
Child care reform ‘fantastic for Mildura’ [Published Sunraysia Daily - 5 hours ago]
The Child Care Report That No-One Is Talking About [Published New Matilda - 19 hours ago]
Childcare poll shows fee pain increasing for Au... [Published Australian Greens - 22 hours ago]
Back to work: women and childcare [Published ABC Online - 22 hours ago]
Childcare tax perks defended [Published Individual.com - 23 hours ago]
Use BIM, report says [Published Individual.com - 23 hours ago]
Natimuk Bush Kindergarten to start in 2015 [Published Wimmera Mail Times - Jul 23 2014]
Labor's NBN policy a "shambolic mess": Fletcher [Published Technology Decisions - Jul 23 2014]
Tony Abbott 'consulted Rupert Murdoch over paid... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 23 2014]
Australia is 'addicted to roads' [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 23 2014]
Questions and Answers - July 23 [Published Scoop - Jul 23 2014]
Australia, New Zealand business leaders seek go... [Published Individual.com - Jul 23 2014]
Business forum promotes regional integration [Published Business to Business - Jul 23 2014]
Childcare report: Government dismisses Producti... [Published Professional Educator - Jul 23 2014]
Albanese pushes for extended Gold Coast light r... [Published ABC Online - Jul 23 2014]
The great childcare debate [Published Brisbane Times - Jul 23 2014]
FN Arena Broker Call Headlines - 23 Jul 2014 [Published NineMSN Finance - Jul 23 2014]
Ryman buys Subritzky’s Tropicana [Published Bob Dey Property Report - Jul 23 2014]
All but 2 Productivity Commission recommendatio... [Published Bob Dey Property Report - Jul 23 2014]
Bennett says Begone! to “loopy” rules [Published Bob Dey Property Report - Jul 23 2014]
NZF Group calls meeting on its fate [Published Bob Dey Property Report - Jul 23 2014]
First Sponsor price drops in first day of Singa... [Published Bob Dey Property Report - Jul 23 2014]
Prime Minister Tony Abbott dismisses childcare ... [Published Bendigo Advertiser - Jul 23 2014]
Grandparent payment plan sparks big debate [Published Daily News - Jul 23 2014]
National disability scheme ‘a job creator’ [Published Sunshine Coast Daily - Jul 22 2014]
We aren't idiots: Gran slams child care shake-up [Published Gympie Times - Jul 22 2014]
Prime Minister Tony Abbott dismisses childcare ... [Published Canberra Times - Jul 22 2014]
Support for more relaxed visa rules for au pairs [Published Individual.com - Jul 22 2014]
Top businesswomen back subsidised childcare [Published Individual.com - Jul 22 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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