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The Productivity Commission is the Australian Government's independent research and advisory body on a range of economic, social and environmental issues affecting the welfare of Australians. Its role, expressed simply, is to help governments make better policies in the long term interest of the Australian community. As its name implies, the Commission's focus is on ways of achieving a more productive economy - the key to higher living standards. As an advisory body, its influence depends on the power of its arguments and the efficacy of its public processes.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Productivity Commission Act 1998

  • Paid Members?

    No

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    12

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    16 April 1998

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Peter Harris 11 March 2013 10 March 2018
Deputy Chair Ms. Karen Chester 9 April 2016 11 December 2018
Other Mr. John Madden 2 January 2017 31 December 2018
Member Mr. Robert Fitzgerald AM 27 January 2014 26 January 2019
Member Mr. Paul Lindwall 1 January 2015 31 December 2019
Member Prof. Stephen King 1 July 2016 30 June 2021
Member Ms. Julie Abramson 10 December 2015 9 December 2020
Member Mrs. Angela MacRae 10 December 2015 9 December 2020
Member Mr. Jonathan Coppel 28 July 2016 27 July 2021
Member Ms. Melinda Cilento 27 November 2014 26 November 2019
Member Mr. Kenneth Baxter 30 April 2015 29 April 2020
Member Mr. Richard Spencer 27 October 2016 26 October 2021
Member Prof. Jane Doolan 8 December 2016 7 December 2021
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