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The Productivity Commission today released the Report on Government Services 2024. The report shows how governments have performed in the delivery of 17 important services including:

  • Education
  • Justice
  • Community services
  • Health
  • Emergency management
  • Housing and homelessness services

Government expenditure on these services was approximately $348 billion for 2021-22 – around 70% of government recurrent expenditure.

‘For nearly 30 years, the Report on Government Services has helped governments measure the efficiency and effectiveness of key services they deliver. I’m excited to be a part of the inter-jurisdictional Steering Committee responsible for the report’ said Productivity Commission Chair Danielle Wood.

This year, new data is available on waiting times for residential aged care, home care, and assessments and the cost of providing these services.

‘As the population ages, the affordability, quality and accessibility of aged care services will only become more important. This data will help consumers, policy makers and governments plan for and respond to demand for these services,’ Ms Wood said.

The report also includes new data on the cost and availability of primary and community health services, mental health services and early childhood education and care.

‘This data provides additional insights into how cost of living pressures are impacting consumer access to key services,’ said Ms Wood.

The report is being released in seven parts from Monday 22 January to 5 February 2024. The full release schedule can be found below.

Releases will appear on the Productivity Commission website at The report is produced by the Productivity Commission on behalf of all Australian governments. The 2024 report is the 29th edition.

Release schedule

Sections will be available from 10:30 pm AEDT as follows:

Monday 22 January 2024

  • Approach to performance reporting (part A)
  • Community services (part F)
  • Housing and homelessness (part G)

Monday 29 January 2024

  • Justice (part C)
  • Emergency management (part D)

Wednesday 31 January 2024

  • Health (part E)

Monday 5 February 2024

  • Childcare, education and training (part B).



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