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Transparent design and implementation of domestic regulation reduces business costs for the public and private sector, according to these case studies from Australia, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States.
This publication presents the main results and policy implications of an OECD survey of more than 10 000 households in 10 countries. It offers new insight into what policy measures really work, looking at what factors affect people’s behaviour towards the environment.
This report summarises the legal and regulatory framework for transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes in Australia.
The unique OECD peer review process has helped improve public policy. It assesses how countries manage the design, adoption and enforcement of regulations according to a conceptual framework. It ensures comparability while taking account of institutional and cultural differences across countries.
As part of its ongoing work on the mutual agreement procedure (MAP) under tax treaties, the OECD makes available to the public annual statistics on the MAP caseloads of member countries and of certain non-OECD economies. MAP statistics have now been released for 2008 and 2009.
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This country note highlights key findings and challenges for Australia from the synthesis on Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers.
Australia’s key risks are medium-term--supply bottlenecks, the rising current account, and uncertainty about commodity prices. Policies should guard against inflation and fiscal pro-cyclicality while preserving a flexible economy and ensuring a fair distribution and use of the prosperity benefit
This book identifies good practice in the design and implementation of PES programmes to enhance their environmental and cost effectiveness.
Obesity rates are high in Australia, relative to most OECD countries, and they have been increasing faster than in any other OECD country in the last 20 years. One in 2 people is overweight in Australia.
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Australia has escaped the worst of the global recession and its unemployment rate, at 5.2%, is now one of the lowest in the OECD.