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.
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.
Competition in the Australian Financial System
12 May 2017
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12-month Inquiry into competition in Australia's financial system.
Data Availability and Use
8 May 2017
This public inquiry investigated ways to improve the availability and use of public and private sector data.
Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation
5 May 2017
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).
Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation
28 Apr 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.
Transitioning Regional Economies
21 Apr 2017
A 12-month study into the geographic impacts of the transition of the Australian economy following the resources investment boom.
Consumer Law Enforcement and Administration
12 Apr 2017
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a study of the enforcement and administration arrangements underpinning the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
29 Mar 2017
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
Regulation of Agriculture
28 Mar 2017
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 9-month public inquiry into the regulatory burden on farm businesses.