From an economic development view, the ACT has marked strengths in a highly educated labour force, government purchasing volume and the region’s quality of life. Its perceived drawbacks, however, relate to its relatively small non-government economy, distance from major markets and relatively uncompetitive business costs.
(1996) Report on Cash Management Issues Concerning Commonwealth Payments to Statutory Authorities and Specific Purpose Payments to the States
Report completed 31 January 1996 by a panel chaired by Michael Easson and administered and supported by the Department of Finance. Republished here is the body of the Report minus most of the Appendices.
The Industry Commission inquiry report, Work, Health and Safety, was signed on 11 September 1995 and subsequently released by the Commonwealth Government in two volumes, Volume 1: Report and Volume 2: Appendices.
This was a January 1993 submission by the Labor Council of NSW to the Keating government in follow up to the Prime Minister’s One Nation policy statement of the year before and in response to an invitation to submit “fresh ideas” on employment at the start of 1993.
Report by M.L. Parker, Presiding Commissioner, and M.B. Easson, Associate Commissioner, Industry Commission Report on Commercial Restrictions on Exporting (Including Franchising), Report No. 23, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 27 April 1992.
(1992) Review and Recommendations in Relation to the Role and Function of Corrective Services Industries
The role of the Corrective Services Industries provides an important step in the rehabilitation of inmates to enable them, on release, to have an opportunity to engage in full time work. The scheme provides inmate employees with access to skills which will be marketable to industry, enhances self-esteem and provides an understanding of the nature of the work environment and requisite social interaction.