TAG: Productivity Commission

Changing the definition of Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation – by Robert Schwarz

The Commonwealth Treasurer and the Productivity Commission (PC) seem intent on providing a greater share of goods and services tax (GST) grants to Western Australia (WA).
But do you have to change the definition of horizontal fiscal equalization (HFE) to deliver a fiscal advantage to WA, being the outlier fiscally strongest State, at the expense of […]

Posted in Economic growth, public policy, Robert Schwarz, Taxation | Tagged , , , |

Leave a comment

Horizontal fiscal equalisation and disincentive effects – by Jim Hancock

A number of submissions to the Productivity Commission’s Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation (HFE) Inquiry have argued that GST grants should be distributed between the States equal per capita. But conventional policy goals such as promoting efficiency, equity and productivity at the national level provide no support for this prescription.
NSW and WA have argued to the Inquiry […]

Posted in Economic growth, Jim Hancock, public policy, Taxation | Tagged , , , |

Leave a comment

States’ submissions to Productivity Commission Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation Inquiry

There are some interesting submissions at the PC’s Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation (HFE) Inquiry website.
Victoria, Queensland, SA, Tasmania, ACT and NT are all in favour of HFE albeit with some suggestions for improvement. None of these States buy the line that HFE is undermining reform, growth or productivity. NSW and WA are opposed to HFE and […]

Posted in Economic growth, public policy, Taxation | Tagged , , , |

Leave a comment

June 2013 Economic Briefing and Luncheon

The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies will release its latest Economic  Briefing Report at the June 2013 Economic Briefing function to be held at the Crowne Plaza Adelaide (16 Hindmarsh Square), this Friday 28 June from 12:00 pm.
Our guest speaker for the luncheon is Jenny Gordon, Principal Adviser Research at the Productivity Commission.  Ms […]

Posted in Events, News | Tagged , , |

Leave a comment

Luncheon Seminar Featuring Productivity Commission Chairman, Mr Gary Banks AO

The Centre will be holding a Luncheon Seminar for Corporate Members on Wednesday, 30th March 2011, featuring guest speaker Mr Gary Banks, AO, Chairman, Productivity Commission. The topic of the seminar is ‘Evidence and public policy: the case of gambling’.
Gary Banks has been Chairman of the Productivity Commission since its inception in 1998, having […]

Posted in Events | Tagged , , , , |

Leave a comment