Topic: Productivity

Productivity is one of the biggest challenges today. Let AICD explain what it means and how to achieve it

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Elephant in the room

Australia’s productivity slowdown is a problem federal and state governments need to acknowledge and urgently address, writes AICD chief economist Mark Thirlwell MAICD.

How to restore good process in public policy

Australian federal and state governments are not meeting basic standards of evidence and consultation-based policymaking, according to research commissioned by the Evidence-Based Policy Research Proj...

How can Australia improve its productivity performance?

The federal government has announced that the Productivity Commission will conduct its second five-yearly inquiry into Australia’s productivity performance in 2022. The inquiry will identify pri...

3 steps to overcoming emotional exhaustion

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted our mental health and wellbeing, heightening the risk of executive burnout. But to mitigate its effects, directors need to address the root causes.

The time is now for holistic tax reform

Tax reform needs to be holistic and the reform discussion should not be restricted to headline rates or specific concessions, writes Neil Billyard, Partner, BDO.

Productivity Commission urges super overhaul

The Productivity Commission’s final report on Superannuation: Assessing Efficiency and Competitiveness was released publicly on 10 January 2019. Here Sally Linwood, Senior Policy Adviser from th...

Australia powers into its 28th year of uninterrupted economic growth

Despite Australia's 3.4 per cent annual growth economic rate and strong jobs growth, concerns remain for retail spending, private capital investment and home finance.

Six phases of a productive director conversation

“How do directors know their conversations are having the desired impact?” In this exclusive extract of AICD’s latest publication ‘Setting the Tone from the Top’, Melinda Muth and Bob Selden detail ho...

What the ACNC review means for directors

The findings of the recent review into the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission could change the way that charities are regulated and even impact the way directors’ duties are applied. ...

A Report Card on Progress: How did we score?

AICD Managing Director and CEO Angus Armour FAICD talks reform, public policy and economic growth as he reviews the findings of the 'Governance of the Nation: A Report Card on Progress' report.
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