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Productivity Commission draft report


21 June 2017

The Australian Government’s Productivity Commission will receive submissions about its 2 June 2017 draft report into ‘increased competition, contestability and informed user choice to the human services … to improve outcomes for users, and the community as a whole’ up until Friday, 14 July. It will then make its final report to the Australian Government in October 2017.

The paper notes that the ‘human services sector plays a vital role in the wellbeing of the Australian population [covering services including] health, education and community services, for example job services, social housing, prisons, aged care and disability services. There are some features that are common across the range of services and models of service provision, while other features are unique in nature.’
Click here for the report overview, the draft report, the government’s media release on ‘Better access to better quality end-of-life care’ and its media release on ‘Overhaul to social housing – well overdue’ 
Click here for the commission’s issues paper on reforms to human services