Economic Analysis Unit
Economic Reform Unit
The Economic Policy Branch monitors trends in the Tasmanian economy and provides economic policy advice to the Government.
In undertaking its tasks the Branch produces a number of reports, some of which are outlined below.
Structural Change in the Tasmanian Economy
The Tasmanian economy has undergone significant structural changes in recent decades. To promote understanding and discussion of the implications of these changes, Treasury has released a report titled Structural Change in the Tasmanian Economy.
The report, released in April 2013, provides an analysis of the major, long term structural changes and shorter term cyclical changes in the Tasmanian economy.
Review of Anzac Day Observance Act 1929
A review of the Anzac Day Observance Act is being undertaken by the Department of Treasury and Finance. More information can be found here.
The Competition Index is an annual report that objectively assesses the strengths and constraints of Tasmania as a business location. The first edition of the report was released by the then Treasurer, Hon David Crean MLC, in May 2000.
The Competition Index measures Tasmania’s competitiveness against other Australian states and New Zealand using a range of indicators. The report helps identify those areas where Tasmania has a relative advantage and, just as importantly, those areas where further measures are needed to make Tasmania a more favourable business location.
All editions of the Competition Index can be found as PDF documents here.
Annual Budget Papers
The Branch is also responsible for preparing a chapter on the Tasmanian economy, which in recent years has been Chapter 2 of Budget Paper No. 1.
Click here for current and archived Budget Papers.
The Branch also prepares research reports for public release. Recent examples include:
Economic Reform Unit
The focus of the Economic Reform Unit is to identify opportunities for economic reform and promote best practice regulation.
Its core responsibilities include:
Demographic Change Advisory Council
The Economic Research Unit, within the Economic Policy Branch, provides secretariat support and research to the Demographic Change Advisory Council. The Demographic Change Advisory Council is the key advisory body on demographic change issues that are likely to affect the Tasmanian community and economy over the coming years. Information and documents relating on the demographic change may be found on the Demographic Change Advisory Council website.