16-December-2014

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Economic Survey of Australia 2014

The economy is adjusting to the post mining-boom era. Long-term prosperity requires macroeconomic policy settings and structural reforms to focus on ensuring a successful rebalancing of economic activity towards non-resource sectors.

10-December-2014

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Key findings for Australia: OECD Revenue Statistics and Consumption Tax Trends 2014

The tax burden in Australia increased by 1 percentage point from 26.3% to 27.3% in 20121. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.3% to 33.7%. The Australian standard GST rate of 10% is one of the lowest in the OECD. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.

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9-December-2014

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Green growth and countries

There are now 42 signatories to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Lithuania has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Morocco, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration. Latest reports are now available on Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Korea.

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1-December-2014

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Key findings on migration in Australia 2014

Permanent migration under Australia’s Migration and Humanitarian Programmes rose by 7.7% in 2012-13 with 214 000 visas issued.

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14-November-2014

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Value in Pharmaceutical Pricing: Australia Country Profile

This country profile describes in details the Australian pharmaceutical system, including decision-making processes for regulatory approval, reimbursement and pricing; assessment guidelines; institution and stakeholders involved and specific policies for new high cost drugs, when available.

6-October-2014

English

How's Life in Your Region - Country Notes

Country notes outlining regional variations in health, jobs, safety, environment, access to services, civic engagement, housing, education, income, and employment. These notes are from the OECD publication "How's Life in Your Region?".

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6-October-2014

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Regional Outlook 2014: Australia

Getting regions and cities 'right', adapting policies to the specificities of where people live and work, is vital to improving citizens’ well-being. View the country fact sheets from the publication OECD Regional Outlook 2014.

16-September-2014

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Geographic Variations in Health Care: Country note for Australia

According to a new OECD report, variation in rates of health care activity between geographic areas within a country may be a cause for concern. Wide variation suggests that whether or not patients receive a particular health service depends on the region where they live within a country.

9-September-2014

English

Education at a Glance 2014: Country Notes

Country notes with main key findings of the book and key fact tables: a customised snapshot of a country's educational environment, highlighting the most important issues in the educational landscape.

3-September-2014

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OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Australia

Unemployment in Australia rose to a 12-year high in July of 6.4% (seasonally adjusted). While the short-term impact of the global financial crisis had been comparatively modest, the unemployment rate has been increasing steadily over the past two years (by 1.2 percentage points since July 2012), driven by declines in mining investment and slower growth in China.

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