The Conversation | 12 November 2013

Australia’s public sector compares extremely well internationallyChristopher Stone headshot 2012

Are we getting the best “bang for our bucks”?

Christopher Stone, CPD research director recently released report False economies part 3: Bang for our bucks providing an overview in The Conversation answering the question ‘How efficient is Australia’s public sector?’. By international comparison Australia performs very well and is on par with the private sector.

“The World Bank’s measurement of government effectiveness places Australia as ninth most effective amongst OECD nations in 2010.
However, what is interesting is that Australia’s taxation levels are much lower than those of northern Europe. Instead, these levels are similar to low-taxing nations such as Korea and the US. In fact, Australia was the fifth lowest taxing nation in the OECD in 2010.”

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