How much longer must we put up with the PC – by Roy Green

This week’s report from the Productivity Commission targeted Australia’s energy policies as a form of industry assistance – anathema to the dry economic policy group. Here, Roy Green finds the Commission out of touch with Australia’s needs. This is another tiresomely predictable and formulaic report from the Productivity Commission. Ironically it takes issue with the…

Industry Growth Program ‘modest but well considered’ – by Roy Green

Budget 2023 provided $392 million for an Industry Growth Program to maximise the return on taxpayers’ investments and provide a clearer pathway for entrepreneurs to develop businesses for later consideration by the government’s $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund. By Roy Green. The new Industry Growth Program is a modest but well considered recognition of the…

Our search for Australia’s 50 most innovative manufacturers – Roy Green talks innovation policy

On Monday @AuManufacturing officially launched our search to identify Australia’s 50 most innovative manufacturers with a live webinar featuring UTS, Sydney Emeritus Professor Roy Green. Here, Green identifies a core issue – the absence of a national, coherent and coordinated industry policy. Question? You often make the point that we need to develop and deploy…

Rescuing the Productivity Commission from itself – By Phillip Toner and Roy Green

With the federal government moving to reform its economic advisory body, the Productivity Commission, attention has turned to the outcome of the PC’s decades-long dominance of policy advice to the government – a fragile and narrowly-based resources-driven economy. Here, Phillip Toner and Roy Green outline why the PC must be fundamentally changed. As federal Treasurer…

An economic summit with purpose – by Roy Green

A jobs and skills summit will open in Sydney tomorrow against a background of inflation, interest rate hikes and skills shortages further weakening Australia’s industrial infrastructure. Here Roy Green surveys the summiting landscape, and what this means for industry policy. While this week’s Jobs and Skills Summit is being held under different circumstances from its…