The Treasury has released Cabinet material, advice to Ministers and other material relating to the New Zealand Productivity Commission, its reports on inquiry topics and the Government's responses to some reports.
This page contains two tranches of material:
- Documents released in March 2010 relating to the establishment of the Productivity Commission; and
- Documents released in 2012 and 2015 relating to inquiry topics.
Further details on the Productivity Commission and its work can be found on its website: www.productivity.govt.nz.
The Treasury advises Ministers on inquiry topics for the Productivity Commission.
Government Responses to Inquiry Reports
The Treasury and other departments have also released material relating to the Government's responses to Productivity Commission reports on the following inquiry topics:
- The Treasury website:
- Government response to the New Zealand Productivity Commission's Reports on Measuring and Improving State Sector Productivity (Feb 2019)
- New Models of Tertiary Education (July 2017)
- More Effective Social Services (May 2017)
- Using Land for Housing (August 2016)
- Regulatory Institutions and Practices (July 2015 and September 2016)
- Housing Affordability (October 2012)
- International Freight Transport Services (December 2012)
- Department of Internal Affairs website:
- Towards Better Local Regulation (July 2014)
- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website:
- Technological Change and Future of Work (June 2021)
- Productivity Commission website:
Documents are available in Adobe PDF format only. Please contact [email protected] to request HTML versions.
- 2 February 2015: Media Statement: Treasury seeking new Productivity Commission inquiry topics
- 11 September 2012: Media Statement: Treasury seeking new Productivity Commission inquiry topics
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Establishment of the Productivity Commission
- December 2010: New Zealand Productivity Commission Act [legislation.govt.nz]
- 18 March 2010: Media statement by the Minister of Finance, Hon Bill English: Productivity Commission will focus on higher growth [beehive.govt.nz]
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Key to sections of the Official Information Act 1982 under which information has been withheld.
Certain information in these documents has been withheld under one or more of the following sections of the Official Information Act, as applicable:
- 9(2)(a) - to protect the privacy of natural persons, including deceased people.
- 9(2)(f)(iv) - to maintain the current constitutional conventions protecting the confidentiality of advice tendered by ministers and officials.
Where information has been withheld, a reference to the applicable section of the Official Information Act has been made, as listed above.
In preparing this Information Release, the Treasury has considered the public interest considerations in section 9(1) of the Official Information Act.
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