06/10/2008 - The OECD’s latest economic survey of Australia, to be published on Friday 10 October 2008, identifies a number of challenges such as tackling inflation, increasing the number of people in work and raising public investment in infrastructure and education.
The survey will be available to journalists in English on the OECD's password-protected website at 10.00 a.m. Paris time (19.00 in Canberra, 08.00 GMT) for immediate release.
A Policy Brief with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English and French) on the OECD’s web site at www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/australia. You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the survey.
Among the issues investigated by the survey are:
Stemming the rise of inflation.
Improving fiscal management.
Raising labour supply.
Enhancing educational performance.
Improving the functioning of product and labour markets.
Improving water management.
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publication, by e-mail and under embargo, four hours ahead of release time. For journalists in Asia/Pacific time zones such advance access is allowed 12 hours ahead of release time.
The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the protected site should be sent by e-mail to Louise Fietz, in the OECD's Media division.