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Current inquiries

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.

Consumer Law Enforcement and Administration

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a study of the enforcement and administration arrangements underpinning the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation

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.

Data Availability and Use

This 12-month public inquiry will investigate ways to improve the availability and use of public and private sector data.


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.