News

21/03/2013

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate ways to lift the productivity of the services sector.

01/02/2013

The Commission presented their draft report, Towards Better Local Regulation, at the conference.

17/12/2012

Murray Sherwin outlines the key issues in the draft report Towards Better Local Regulation.

17/12/2012

Regulation touches almost every aspect of our lives and is vitally important in shaping the welfare of communities and the performance of the economy. The Productivity Commission has released a draft report, Towards Better Local Regulation, looking at the opportunities to improve regulatory performance in local government.

13/12/2012

There are more than 30 policy initiatives that would extend trans-Tasman integration to the benefit of Australia and New Zealand, as the two countries prepare to mark the 30th anniversary of Closer Economic Relations (CER) in 2013.

30/09/2012

The Commission's first Annual Report for the period April 2011 to June 2012 was released in September.

18/09/2012

The Australian and New Zealand Productivity Commissions have identified some 20 policy initiatives to promote beneficial economic integration between the two countries.

14/07/2012

With house prices hitting all-time highs, TVNZ's Q+A programme hosted our Chair, Murray Sherwin, and interest.co.nz's Bernard Hickey to talk through what would create affordable housing in New Zealand - particularly in intense markets such as Auckland.

06/07/2012

Submissions are now invited to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into local government regulation. 

15/06/2012

The Commission reached its first birthday in April, and we are looking back on a hectic but rewarding first year. We feel we have made a promising start with two inquiries now finished and two more underway. Read our quick update on work to date and what’s coming down the line.