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Government Response to the Productivity Commission Report on More Effective Social Services

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Monday, 1 May 2017
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In June 2014, the Productivity Commission was asked to look at ways to improve how government agencies commission and purchase social services. The final report was released in mid-September 2015. It makes several recommendations about how to make social services more responsive, client-focused, accountable and innovative.

The Commission's final report, More effective social services, and other material can be found here on the Commission's website.

In May 2017 the Treasury, in conjunction with the State Services Commission, released the Government Response to the Commission's report.

The relevant media statement from the Minister of State Services and Minister of Finance can be found on the Beehive website.

Last updated: 
Monday, 1 May 2017