2001-02 Pre-Budget SubmissionsDecember 20, 2000
CPI, Economy, GST, Woodside PetroleumJanuary 24, 2001
|Appointment of Commissioners of the Productivity Commission
today, announced the appointments of Mrs Helen Owens as a full-time Commissioner
of the Productivity Commission, and Professor Judith Sloan, Mr Michael Woods and
Dr David Robertson as part-time Commissioners.
Mrs Owens, Professor Sloan and Mr Woods are appointed for terms of five years; Dr
Robertson for three years.
is currently a full-time Commissioner, and is presiding on the inquiry
into Cost Recovery by Commonwealth Agencies. She has made key contributions in a number of
Commission Inquiries including Progress in Rail Reform and Private Health Insurance.
Before accepting appointment with the Productivity Commission (and its predecessor, the
Industry Commission), Mrs Owens held senior positions with the National Centre for Health
Program Evaluation at Monash University and the Accident Compensation Commission.
Professor Sloan and Mr Woods now serve as part-time Commissioners.
has participated as a Commissioner in several Inquiries
including the current inquiry into Cost Recovery by Commonwealth Agencies, Review of
Legislation Regulating the Architectural Profession and Impact of Competition Policy
Reforms on Rural and Regional Australia. Professor Sloan also holds positions on the
boards of several companies and has held senior appointments at the University of
Melbourne and Flinders University.
has contributed as a Commissioner in several Inquiries including the
current inquiry into Telecommunications Specific Competition Regulation, Review of
Australias General Tariff Arrangements, Nursing Homes and International
Telecommunications Market Regulation.
Mr Woods has held senior positions at the Centre for Developing Cities at the
University of Canberra, the Australian Asia Management Centre at the Australian National
University and a number of other senior appointments in Government.
is the John Gough Professor and Director of the Centre for the
Practice of International Trade at the Melbourne Business School at the University of
Melbourne. He has held several senior appointments at the Australian National University
and within Government.
21 December 2000