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.
National Water Reform
19 Dec 2017
The Commission has been asked to undertake an inquiry into the reform of Australia's water resources sector.
Transitioning Regional Economies
15 Dec 2017
A 12-month study into the geographic impacts of the transition of the Australian economy following the resources investment boom.
Collection Models for GST on Low Value Imported Goods
9 Nov 2017
This inquiry is now completed. The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a four month inquiry into models for collecting GST on low value imported goods.
27 Oct 2017
This inquiry is now completed. A public inquiry into the increased application of competition, contestability and informed user choice to human services.
24 Oct 2017
This inquiry is now completed. The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month inquiry into Australia's productivity performance and provide recommendations on reform priorities.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs
19 Oct 2017
This study has concluded. It reviewed the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation
19 Jun 2017
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.
Education Evidence Base
24 May 2017
The public inquiry looked into the further development of the national evidence base for school and early childhood education, which was completed in 9 months.
Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture
24 May 2017
This inquiry was asked to consider whether there are opportunities to improve fisheries regulations without compromising fishery policy and environmental objectives.
Data Availability and Use
8 May 2017
This public inquiry investigated ways to improve the availability and use of public and private sector data.