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Completed

The following is a list of all completed public inquiries and commissioned studies undertaken by the Commission.

Australia's Automotive Manufacturing Industry

Published 25 / 10 / 2013

The Australian Government has asked the Commission to undertake an inquiry into public support for Australia's automotive manufacturing industry.

Access to Justice Arrangements

Published 21 / 06 / 2013

Inquiry into Australia's system of civil dispute resolution, with a focus on constraining costs and promoting access to justice and equality before the law.

Australia's Export Credit Arrangements

Published 01 / 09 / 2011

In undertaking the inquiry, the Commission is to consider arrangements for the provision of export credit through the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC).

Australia's Urban Water Sector

Published 20 / 07 / 2010

The Australian Government has asked the Commission to conduct a public inquiry into Australia's Urban Water Sector.

Australia's Anti-dumping and Countervailing System

Published 23 / 03 / 2009

The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake an inquiry into the effectiveness and impact of Australia's anti-dumping and countervailing system.

Assessing Local Government Revenue Raising Capacity

Published 17 / 04 / 2008

This study examined the capacity of different types of councils to raise revenue, the impact of the various revenue sources available to local government, and the impact of any State regulatory limits on local government's revenue raising capacity.

Annual Review of Regulatory Burdens on Business

Published 09 / 05 / 2007

The Commission has been asked to do a series of studies into the burdens on business arising from the stock of Government regulation. The following areas will be reviewed: primary sector in 2007, manufacturing sector and distributive trades in 2008, social and economic infrastructure services in 2009, business and consumer services in 2010 and economy-wide generic regulation and regulation missed in earlier reviews in 2111.

Australian Pigmeat Industry (2005)

Published 30 / 08 / 2004

A public inquiry into the competitive situation and outlook for the Australian pigmeat industry, including both production and processing.

Australian and New Zealand Competition and Consumer Protection Regimes

Published 24 / 06 / 2004

A commissioned study into the competition and consumer protection regimes of Australia and New Zealand.

Australian Valuation Office

Published 21 / 05 / 2004

Australian Valuation Office

Auto Industry (2002)

Published 21 / 03 / 2002

A public inquiry into the Government's post 2000 assistance arrangements for the automotive manufacturing sector.

ARRB Transport Research Limited

Published 14 / 09 / 2001

ARRB Transport Research Limited

ABC Production Facilities

Published 03 / 05 / 2000

ABC Production Facilities

AIS Swim School

Published 03 / 11 / 1999

AIS Swim School

Australia's General Tariff Arrangements

Published 22 / 10 / 1999

An inquiry into the scope for a post-2000 reduction in the general tariff, covering only rates of 5 per cent or less, and excluding the PMV and TCF sectors.

Australia's Gambling Industries

Published 30 / 04 / 1998

This public inquiry examines the performance of the gambling industries and their economic and social impacts across Australia, including their impact on the retail, tourism and entertainment industries, and on Commonwealth and State/Territory Budgets.

A Full Repairing Lease: Inquiry into Ecologically Sustainable Land Management

Published 27 / 01 / 1998

This report examines the use of Australia's agricultural land and its associated natural resources, particularly surface and ground water and vegetation.

Automotive Industry

Published 26 / 05 / 1997

This report examines assistance arrangements for the automotive industry (passenger and light commercial vehicle sectors) from January 2000.

Agri-food Case Study - Micro Reform - Impacts on Firms

Published 01 / 05 / 1996

Agri-food Case Study - Micro Reform - Impacts on Firms

Australian Science - Performance from Published Papers

Published 06 / 01 / 1996

Australian Science - Performance from Published Papers

Adding Value to Australia's Forest Products

Published 15 / 09 / 1993

This report examines the potential for adding further value to Australia's forest products in the woodchip, sawn timber, plywood and panel, pulp, paper and paper packaging industries.

Australian Sugar Industry

Published 06 / 03 / 1992

This report focuses on the reform of regulatory controls in the Australian sugar industry.

Availability of Capital

Published 09 / 12 / 1991

This report examines the impediments faced by business enterprise in obtaining equity and loan capital.

Australian Dairy Industry

Published 26 / 09 / 1991

The report of the Industry Commission public inquiry into the Australian dairy industry.

Automotive Industry (1990)

Published 17 / 10 / 1990

A report investigating the passenger and light commercial vehicle sectors and the component sector of the automotive industry.

Aids and Appliances for People with Disabilities

Published 18 / 07 / 1990

A report on the question of tariffs and other measures subject to influence by Governments in Australia which affect the availability and costs of aids and appliances for the disabled.