Public inquiries and commissioned studies 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.
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Early Childhood Education and Care - Public inquiry
14 Mar 2023
This inquiry examines the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, including centre-based day care, preschools, family day care, outside school hours care and in home care. The Commission will consider cost and availability barriers that
Carer Leave - Public inquiry
28 Feb 2023
This inquiry will examine the economic and social impacts of allowing informal carers to take extended unpaid leave from their work to care for older people who are frail and living at home.
Philanthropy - Public inquiry
11 Feb 2023
The Productivity Commission has been asked to analyse motivations for philanthropic giving in Australia and identify opportunities to grow it further.
Future Drought Fund - Public inquiry
10 Jan 2023
This inquiry will examine the effectiveness, efficiency and appropriateness of Part 3 of the Future Drought Fund Act 2019. Part 3 covers the processes for allocating funding to activities that support drought resilience.
Closing the Gap Review - Commissioned study
6 Jul 2022
This is the first review to be conducted every three years. It is to inform the ongoing implementation of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap to highilght areas of improvement and emphasising where additional effort is required.