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Productivity reform in Australia and New Zealand

Date
24 November 2020

Time
10.45am - 5.45pm

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This forum will bring together leading experts to discuss priority policy issues to improve productivity.

There will be speakers from a broad range of policy areas, as well as a panel discussion featuring the Chairs of the Australian, New Zealand, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australian Productivity Commissions. Speakers and topics include:

  • Professor Gary Banks, Not wasting a Crisis: The reform landscape and the role of the PCs
  • Professor Bob Gregory, Grand designs: Key policy adjustments in a post COVID-19 world
  • Professor Alan Bollard, Infrastructure and productivity post COVID-19
  • Dr Janine Dixon, Harnessing productivity gains post COVID-19: Structural change implications for the Australian economy
  • Jason McDonald, Deregulation: Why do we need to deregulate?
  • Professor John Daley, The increasing institutional barriers to reform
  • Peter Harris, Data and policy design: Options to improve productivity and welfare outcomes
  • Professor Arthur Grimes, From Star to Superstar: New Zealand’s productivity performance – Unlocking further gains
  • Professor Bruce Chapman, Vocational education & training: Reforming to improve outcomes

The panel discussion at 3pm will feature Michael Brennan, Murray Sherwin, Peter Achterstraat, Dr Karen Hooper and Dr Matthew Butlin.

View programme here.

Hosted by the Queensland Productivity Commission, this is a joint event of the Australian, New Zealand and state productivity commissions that will be live-streamed from 10.45am. Register here.

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