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Competition in the Australian Financial System

Public inquiry

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

  • Consultation paper 6 Jul 2017
  • Draft report 7 Feb 2018
  • Final report Jul 2018

The consultation paper outlined the broad scope of the inquiry and was intended to assist you in preparing a submission.

Initial submissions were due by 15 September 2017.

Read the consultation paper

The Commission also sought further information and feedback on the draft report.

Submissions were due by 20 March 2018.

Read the draft report

The final inquiry report is expected to be handed to the Australian Government by 1 July 2018.

The release of the final report by the Government is the final step in the process.

Under the Productivity Commission Act 1998, the Government is required to table the report in each House of the Parliament within 25 sitting days of receipt.

The Commission is to review competition in Australia's financial system with a view to improving consumer outcomes, the productivity and international competitiveness of the financial system and economy more broadly, and supporting ongoing financial system innovation, while balancing financial stability objectives.

More detailed information can be found in the terms of reference.


Tracey Horsfall (Administrative matters)
Ph: 02 6240 3261

Rosalyn Bell (Other matters)
Ph: 02 6240 3308


Free call: 1800 020 083

Register your interest

Be kept informed about the progress of this work.

Register online

Make a submission

The Commission invites interested people and organisations to make a submission.

Make a submission