Peter Harris

Tom Burton: data rights for all

A proposed new legal right for consumers and businesses to control and access the data created about them is set to be one of the major reforms of this decade. Not everyone is supportive. Read More

Reform stalled: tax paper reset, PC chair blasts deadlock

Major reports by public servants are languishing and reform is stalled, declares the Productivity Commission chair in an address on what went wrong at COAG on competition policy reform. Treasurer Scott Morrison says that's not going to happen to taxation reform, even as the white paper is reset. Read More

Peter Harris: workplace relations without the ideology

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. Read More