News

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.

24/04/2012

Productivity Commission Chair Murray Sherwin explains the key findings and recommendations from the final report looking at international freight transport services in New Zealand.

24/04/2012

The New Zealand Productivity Commission has released its findings into international freight services and says although the sector is performing well, there is scope for improvement, which would help lift New Zealand’s living standards.

11/04/2012

Productivity Commission Chair Murray Sherwin explains the key findings and recommendations from the final report looking at housing affordability in New Zealand.

11/04/2012

A report released today by the Productivity Commission on housing affordability in New Zealand has identified a range of factors the Commission says are getting in the way of affordable housing for Kiwis.

04/04/2012

The Australian and New Zealand Productivity Commissions today released an issues paper for their inaugural study on options for further integrating the Australian and New Zealand economies.

02/04/2012

The New Zealand and Australian Productivity Commissions have been asked to jointly study the options for further reforms that would increase economic integration and improve economic outcomes. A final report from the study is due to be submitted to both governments in December 2012.

22/02/2012

Murray Sherwin addressed the 2012 Commonwealth Economic Forum in Taiwan on New Zealand's experience as as small economy in an era of global risk.

12/01/2012

Productivity Chair Murray Sherwin explains some of the draft findings in the International Freight Transport Services inquiry, released 12 January 2012.