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Public inquiries give the opportunity for all points of view in the community to be heard and considered. All individuals, firms, groups and organisations with an interest in an inquiry can participate in the inquiry.

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Transitioning Regional Economies

21 Apr 2017

A 12-month study into the geographic impacts of the transition of the Australian economy following the resources investment boom.



29 Mar 2017

The study to develop criteria to assess the efficiency and competitiveness of the superannuation system is now complete, and the inquiry to develop alternative models for a formal competitive process for allocating default fund members to products


National Water Reform

15 Mar 2017

The Commission has been asked to undertake an inquiry into the reform of Australia's water resources sector.


National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs

22 Feb 2017

A study to review the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).


Human Services

12 Dec 2016

A public inquiry into the increased application of competition, contestability and informed user choice to human services.


Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation

6 Dec 2016

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12-month inquiry into the future direction of a universal service obligation (USO) in the telecommunications market.


Productivity Review

7 Nov 2016

The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month inquiry into Australia's productivity performance and provide recommendations on reform priorities.