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Current inquiries

Competition in the Australian Financial System

The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12-month Inquiry into competition in Australia's financial system.

Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation

The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake an inquiry into Australia's system of horizontal fiscal equalisation (HFE), which underpins the distribution of GST revenue to the States and Territories (States).

National Water Reform

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

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs

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

Transitioning Regional Economies

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

Productivity Review

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.

Human Services

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

Superannuation

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 is now underway.