Productivity Commission

wealth inequality

Freedom of Information documents show the Bureau of Statistics spent a good deal of effort toning down news of rising inequality. The Productivity Commission seems to have been at it too.

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Critics have characterised the Productivity Commission's latest report as a charter for “privatisation” of public housing. Yet it's not a manifesto for an entirely marketised and deregulated framework driven by the profit motive, writes Hal Pawson.

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Thousands of children whose parents are unemployed will be excluded from early childhood services if the government accepts draft recommendations of the Productivity Commission, UNSW research has found.

Childcare

The Productivity Commission has put UNSW research at the centre of its proposed childcare overhaul, adopting key principles from a Social Policy Research Centre submission in its review.