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The tax-to-GDP ratio in Australia increased by 0.6 percentage points from 27.6% in 2014 to 28.2% in 2015.* The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.1 percentage points from 33.9% to 34.0% over the same period. In 2016 the OECD average was 34.3%.
These notes present selected country highlights from the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 with a specific focus on digital trends among all themes covered.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2017.
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Australia’s population is healthier than the OECD average, considering life expectancy and other general measures of health status. Smoking consumption is also low, as is exposure to air pollution. But obesity rates are the fifth highest in the OECD. Further, despite universal health coverage, a relatively high share of the population reported skipping consultations due to cost. Quality of care indicators also show mixed results.
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Selected findings for Australia from the report "Preventing Ageing Unequally"
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Selected findings for Australia from the report "The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle"
Le Forum mondial sur la transparence et l’échange de renseignements à des fins fiscales (« le Forum mondial ») a publié ce jour les 10 premières notations attribuées dans le cadre de sa nouvelle procédure étendue d’examen par les pairs visant à évaluer la conformité des juridictions à la norme internationale d’échange de renseignements sur demande (norme EOIR) par les administrations fiscales.
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Australia’s working-age employment rate (66% in the first quarter of 2017) substantially exceeds the OECD average (61%), and the unemployment rate (5.8%) remains slightly below the OECD average (6.1%).