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Michael Brennan Canvasses Australia's Productivity Performance and Prospects for Improvement. - ONLINE ONLY


From: Thursday March 30, 2023, 1:30 pm

To: Thursday March 30, 2023, 2:30 pm

 5 Year Productivity Inquiry: Performance and reform
The Productivity Commission has finalised this Inquiry and reported to Government its findings and recommendations. There are six interim reports covering: the context for performance and reform; digital technology and data; innovation for business; policy for productivity; education; and the labour market.
The final inquiry report was handed to the Australian Government on 7 February 2023. You’ll find background and proceedings for the Inquiry including the terms of reference, hearings, interim reports and submissions here. Under the Productivity Commission Act 1998, the Government is required to table the report in each House of the Parliament within 25 sitting days of receipt.

Mr Michael Brennan
Chair Productivity Commission


Thursday March 30 2023
Time: 1:30 pm AEDT to 2:30 pm
Venue: By Zoom webinar only. Details provided on registration
Cost: Free of charge for members, $25 for non-members
Educators and students are welcome at no charge.

Registration in advance is essential

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Mr Brennan has agreed to take questions from the audience.
Enquiries: or call 0419 256 339

The briefing will be streamed live as a webinar
A recording will be made available shortly after the event concludes.
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Mr Michael Brennan, Chair, Productivity Commission
Previously Michael was Deputy Secretary, Fiscal Group, in the Federal Treasury with responsibility for budget policy, retirement incomes, Commonwealth-State relations, social policy and infrastructure financing. Before that he was Deputy Secretary, Economic in the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance. Michael has worked as an Associate Director in the economics and policy practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and as a senior adviser to Treasurers and Ministers for Finance at the State and Federal level.  Michael holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the ANU.  In addition to his role of Chair, Michael is currently working on the Expenditure on Children in the Northern Territory study.

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