Productivity Commission Draft Report – Data Availability and Use

The Property Council of Australia is pleased to provide a submission in response to the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report Data Availability and Use (the Report).

As stated in our previous submission, glaring gaps remain in the data currently available on the activity of the property industry, despite many state and federal government processes that already capture significant volumes of important data.

Lack of consistent and readily available data has, in our view, contributed to poor public policy being implemented by state and commonwealth governments without clear and sufficient justification or evidence of the problem or the impact their intervention is likely to have.

We are therefore very pleased to see the Productivity Commission’s draft recommendations include a fundamental change in the way governments approach data collection and release.

Download the submission below.