Strengthening Economic Relations between Australia and New Zealand: Joint Australia - New Zealand study
This study has concluded. The final report was sent to the Australian and New Zealand Governments on 30 November 2012. The report was released on 13 December 2012.
The Australian and New Zealand Productivity Commissions were asked to jointly study the options for further reforms that would increase economic integration and improve economic outcomes.
The Australia-New Zealand Economic Analysis (ANZEA) model and Small Mutual Recognition of Imputation Credits (SMRIC) model were both used in the context of the report on Strengthening Economic Relations between Australia and New Zealand.
- The Australian and New Zealand Governments have released their joint response. Developments since the report's release and relating to its recommendations include the CER investment protocol coming into force, the trans-Tasman retirement savings portability scheme, and announcement of a new scheme making young New Zealanders who have spent a significant period growing up in Australia eligible for student loans.
- Media release: Where next for CER? Joint study released
- Australian Productivity Commission Chairman's speech: Whither trans-Tasman economic relations?
- Technical workshop on mutual recognition of company tax imputation credits
See the Treasury website for information about the process of setting inquiry topics and government responses.
Results of the evaluation of the study are available below. Recognising that the two Commissions are separate organisations, and with different stakeholder groups and interests, our evaluation work only included New Zealand study participants (and, as such, the results are partial and should be interpreted in that light).
- Expert review (Report of independent, expert reviewer)
- Focus group results (Report of focus group - independently facilitated)