Productivity Commission releases Government Services data report

The Productivity Commission has released the first components of its 2018 Report on Government Services, which designed to be a role model for effective co-operation of data use across Federal, State and Territory jurisdictions.

The 2018 Report includes new indicators to address reporting gaps across a range of services.

"The Commission's 2017 Report on Data Availability and Use showed how governments could readily invest at modest cost for great benefit in data release" said Peter Harris, Chairman of the Productivity Commission and the Steering Committee.

"But the data to report against many of these new and existing indicators are not readily accessible" said Peter Harris.

"The pity is so few advances in development of co-operative data sets - and learnings from that about what works - have been made in vital areas like education and justice in recent years."

"In the next 12 months, the Committee managing RoGS will extend its work for the first time into consideration of what works to inform policy development" said Peter Harris. "But ultimately, the real ability to improve service quality lies with Ministers working together across governments."

This comprehensive Report covers 17 services, and is being released in seven parts on:

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Approach to performance reporting (online only) Part A

Community services (aged care, disability, child protection and youth justice) Part F

Housing and homelessness Part G

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Justice (police, courts and corrective services) Part C

Emergency management (fire and other emergency services) Part D

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Health (primary and community health, ambulance, public hospitals, mental health) Part E

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Child care, education and training (early childhood education and care, school education and vocational education and training) Part B

Releases will appear on the Productivity Commission website at

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