Tag: Productivity Commission

Business

Creating the right enabling environment for innovation

Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Senator the Hon Michaela Cash, opened discussions at last week's AFR Innovation Summit – recognizing the need for Government to provide the “right enabling environment” for firms to innovate. But what exactly is the right enabling environment? The topic – which has caused significant controversy this year following the Treasurer’s…

6 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Productivity Commission report aims to slash mining red tape

The mining engineering sector in Australia is still struggling to cope with reams of red tape - but a new inquiry report from the Productivity Commission could encourage the government to promote and streamline resource exploration.Released on March 5, the Commission's latest inquiry report highlights the current roadblocks hindering exploration in Australia. It drew attention…

10 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Public infrastructure needs could boost engineering investment

Public infrastructure in Australia is due an overhaul, which could provide a much-needed boost for the country's engineering sector. That is the upshot of a new report by Deloitte, as the company examined the state of the economy in the final quarter of 2013. According to the firm, public infrastructure has been in the headlines…

6 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

PRESS RELEASE: Three health reform priorities for the next government

The next government should use its first term to create an alternative to the Council on Australian Governments, create a single organisation to render hospital pricing and hospital safety more transparent to consumers, and deregulate private health insurance. Dr Paul Gross, a former Commissioner of the National Hospitals and Health Services Commission, will tell the…

19 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights