Macro Business | 11 November 2013

Australia’s very efficient public serviceGold coin arrow and pile on white © aussiesnakes -

Recent report False economies part 3: Bang for our bucks gives a clear indication that Australia performs well in terms of public sector efficiency when compared with other nations. Christopher Stone, CPD research director and author, explains how we tend to compare ourselves to high taxing nations such as Denmark and Norway when looking at areas including health and education. The reality is that our taxation levels are closer to the United States and Korea.

“With its Commission of Audit, the Abbott government has made the efficiency of the public service a priority. But nowhere in the terms of reference is any attempt to establish how efficient government activities currently are.

There is a very large difference between seeking to reform a highly inefficient government, where fundamental changes may be required, and reforming a very efficient government and refining existing activities.”

Read the article at Macro Business

Find out more False economies part 3: Bang for our bucks

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