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Productivity Commission Information Releases

Issue date: 
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Status: 
Current
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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:

 

Documents

Doc. Date Creator Title View/Download

Inquiry Topics

2 Feb 2015 The Treasury Media Statement: Treasury seeking new Productivity Commission inquiry topics
Released 2 February 2015
 
11 Sep 2012 The Treasury Media Statement: Treasury seeking new Productivity Commission inquiry topics
Released 11 September 2012
 
Jan 2012 The Treasury Treasury Briefing to the Minister of Finance: New Zealand and Australian Productivity Commissions: Joint Study
Released 24 April 2012
tsy-b-mof-jan12.pdf (43 KB KB)

8 Sep 2011 The Treasury Treasury Report T2011/2000: New Zealand Productivity Commission - Second Tranche of Inquiries
Released 24 April 2012
t2011-2000.pdf (245 KB KB)

29 Mar 2011 The Treasury Treasury Report T2011/611: New Zealand Productivity Commission Letter of Expectations
Released 24 April 2012
t2011-611.pdf (167 KB KB)

29 Mar 2011 The Treasury Treasury Report T2011/610: New Zealand Productivity Commission Initial Inquiry Terms of References: Referral Letter
Released 24 April 2012
t2011-610.pdf (178 KB KB)

9 Mar 2011 The Treasury Treasury Report T2011/375: New Zealand Productivity Commission Initial Inquiry Terms of References: Cabinet Paper for Lodgement with Cabinet Office
Released 24 April 2012
t2011-375.pdf (261 KB KB)

3 Mar 2011 The Treasury Treasury Report T2011/317: New Zealand Productivity Commission Initial Inquiry Terms of References: Draft Cabinet Paper for Ministerial Consultation
Released 24 April 2012
t2011-317.pdf (1146 KB KB)

28 Jan 2011 The Treasury Aide Memoire: Briefing for Meeting with Murray Sherwin, Chair, Productivity Commission - 1 February 2011
Released 24 April 2012
tsy-am-mof-28jan11.pdf (180 KB KB)

30 Mar 2011 Ministers Terms of Reference: New Zealand Productivity Commission Inquiry into Housing Affordability and New Zealand Productivity Commission Inquiry into International Freight Transport Services
Released 31 March 2011. Issued by the referring Ministers: Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance; Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment; Hon Phil Heatley, Minister of Housing; Hon Maurice Williamson, Minister for Building and Construction; and Hon Rodney Hide, Minister for Regulatory Reform.
nzpc-tor-ha.pdf (24 KB)

Establishment of the Productivity Commmission

Dec 2010   New Zealand Productivity Commission Act
New Acts are normally available on the New Zealand Legislation website within five working days of Royal assent.
On the New Zealand Legislation website
18 Mar 2010 Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance &
Hon Rodney Hide, Minister for Regulatory Reform
Media statement: Productivity Commission will focus on higher growth On the Beehive website
17 Mar 2010 The Treasury Aide Memoire to the Minister of Finance: Confirmation of Agency Contributions to Funding of the New Zealand Productivity Commission
Released 26 March 2010
am-tsy-mof-17mar10.pdf (31 KB)

1 Mar 2010 Cabinet Office Cabinet Minute CAB Min (10) 7/12: Proposal for a New Zealand Productivity Commission
Released 26 March 2010
cab-min-10-7-12.pdf (214 KB)

17 Feb 2010 Office of the Minister of Finance &
Office of the Minister for Regulatory Reform
Memorandum to Cabinet Economic Growth and Infrastructure Committee EGI (10) 25: Proposal for a New Zealand Productivity Commission
Released 26 March 2010
egi-10-25.pdf (977 KB)

8 Feb 2010 The Treasury Treasury Report T2010/132: Administrative and Analytical Support for NZ Productivity Commission
Released 26 March 2010
t2010-132.pdf (54 KB)

16 Nov 2009 The Treasury Treasury Report T2009/2508: New Zealand Productivity Commission - Briefing
Released 26 March 2010
t2009-2508.pdf (50 KB)

13 Aug 2009 Office of the Minister for Regulatory Reform Memorandum to Cabinet Economic Growth and Infrastructure Committee EGI (09) 144: Investigation into a New Zealand Productivity Commission
Released 26 March 2010
egi-09-144.pdf (399 KB)

Information Withheld

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.

Contact for media enquiries

Email: communications@treasury.govt.nz

General enquiries

Productivity Commission
Website: www.productivity.govt.nz/contact
Last updated: 
Wednesday, 26 July 2017