The annual Report on Government Services (RoGS) provides information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia. RoGS is produced by the Productivity Commission on behalf of all Australian governments; the 2019 report is the 24th edition.


The report covers 17 services, and was released in seven parts from 22 January to 1 February 2019.

  • Part A: Approach to performance reporting.
  • Part B: Child care, education and training (early childhood education and care, school education and vocational education and training).
  • Part C: Justice (police, courts and corrective services).
  • Part D: Emergency management (fire and other emergency services).
  • Part E: Health (primary and community health, ambulance, public hospitals, mental health).
  • Part F: Community services (aged care, disability, child protection and youth justice).
  • Part G: Housing and homelessness.

Data availability

Although comprehensive, there remain data limitations in some key areas. “To support high quality service delivery and assist in improving outcomes for the community, access to robust and timely data is essential” said Michael Brennan, Chair of both the Productivity Commission and the Steering Committee. “Unfortunately, in many areas, structures governing data release make this difficult to achieve.”

There is much value in governments working to improve data sharing and release, as shown in the Productivity Commission’s 2017 final report on Availability and Use of Data. We hope to see progress manifest in the Report on Government Services soon”. Michael Brennan said.

(Source: Productivity Commission)

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