Most watchers of government might have suspected that restructures and redundancies were used to quietly get rid of the worst performers. Some have se
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DEPARTMENTSProductivity Commission, Fair Work Commission
If there is to be regulation, the regulator should be fit for purpose, says the chairman of the Productivity Commission, with high quality forecasting like the Reserve Bank does for monetary policy. The Fair Work Commission cannot rely on partisan analysis, instead, the FWC should be in the public debate.
The Workplace Relations Inquiry draft report released last week has surprised a number of commentators — from the left and from the right.
The basis of those judgments differed, of course.
But at either end of the spectrum those who thought they knew our ideology have been surprised.
And I’m pretty happy about that.
We don’t have an ideology at the Productivity Commission.
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Peter Harris AO is chairman of the Productivity Commission. Peter has previously served as a staffer to Prime Minister Bob Hawke, as secretary of Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, and headed Victorian agencies responsible for Sustainability and the Environment; Primary Industries; and Public Transport.
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Most watchers of government might have suspected that restructures and redundancies were used to quietly get rid of the worst performers. Some have seen it first hand. Now, it's official.