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.
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: