The Productivity Commission (PC) is the Commonwealth Government's principal advisory
body on all aspects of microeconomic reform. The Commission's work covers all sectors of
the economy. It extends to the public and private sectors and focuses on areas of
Commonwealth as well as State and Territory responsibility.
As a review and advisory body the PC does not have responsibility for implementing government programmes. It carries out research, inquiry, advising and incidental functions prescribed under legislation.
The PC contributes to well-informed policy decision-making and public understanding on matters relating to Australia's productivity and living standards, based on independent and transparent analysis from a community-wide perspective. It does this by undertaking:
Total appropriations for the PC in the 1999-2000 Budget are $21.7 million (see
Productivity Commission -- Appropriations 1999-2000
Table 1.1: Appropriations ($'000)
|Outcomes||Administered Expenses||Price of Outputs||Total Appropriations(e)||Total Estimated Expenses|
|Annual Appropriations||Total Administered Appropriations||Total Price of Outputs(c)||Revenue from Other Sources(d)||Revenue from Government (Appropriations)|
(SPPs & NAOs)(b)
|Special||Annual Bill 1||Total|
|Outcome 1 -- Well informed policy decision making and public understanding on matters relating to Australia's productivity and living standards, based on independent and transparent analysis from a community-wide perspective||-||-||-||-||22,050,000||388,000||-||21,662,000||21,662,000||21,662,000||22,050,000|
|Bill 2 Administered Capital(b)||-|
|Bill 2 Agency Equity Injections and Loans(b)||-|
The PC does not have an appropriation for an equity injection or loan or an appropriation for administered capital for 1999-2000.