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117-2021 - Commissioners, Productivity Commission

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Canberra, Melbourne
Statutory Appointment

About the Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission (the Commission) is the Australian Government’s independent research and advisory body on major economic, social and environmental policy issues affecting the welfare of Australians. Applications are invited from persons who wish to be considered for appointment as a Commissioner. There may be five vacancies filled from this process.

About the roles

Commissioners conduct inquiries with public hearings, oversee research and preparation of reports, which involves making recommendations on major public policy issues, and represent the Commission’s work in public forums. Applicants should be of high standing in their profession and the community and have a strong basis for appointment based on knowledge of, or relevant interest in, good public policy design and process. (Further information about the Commission is available at

One of these key Commissioner positions will require extensive skills and experience acquired in applying the principles of ecologically sustainable development and environmental conservation.  In addition, a second Commissioner role will require extensive skills and experience in dealing with the social effects of economic adjustment and social welfare service delivery. The remaining Commissioner roles play a key role in leading the work of the Commission and providing recommendations on key public policy issues that encompass all sectors of the economy.

Appointments may be made on a full-time or part-time basis, for an initial term of up to five years. Commissioners are expected to base themselves in either the Commission’s Canberra or Melbourne office. The terms and conditions are subject to determinations made by the Remuneration Tribunal.  The total remuneration package for a full-time Commissioner is currently set at $387,960 per year.

Please refer to the Download File Selection Criteria - Commissioners - Productivity Commission (117-2021).docx for further information about the positions, and how to apply.

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