The following is a list of all completed public inquiries and commissioned studies undertaken by the Commission.
Expenditure on Children in the Northern Territory
08 / 04 / 2020
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to conduct a study into government expenditure in the Northern Territory on children and family services aimed at preventing harm to children.
Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments
26 / 02 / 2020
The study examined the operation and impacts of the zone tax offset and related remote area tax concessions and payments, and provide recommendations on the appropriate form and function of such assistance into the future.
National Transport Regulatory Reform
12 / 11 / 2019
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to assess the economic impact of reforms to transport regulation agreed to by COAG in 2008-09.
Economic Regulation of Airports (2019)
22 / 10 / 2019
The Commission was asked to report on the economic regulation of services provided at airports in Australia's major cities. The inquiry focussed on passenger and freight services.
Compensation and Rehabilitation for Veterans
04 / 07 / 2019
The focus of the inquiry was on how well the system of support for military veterans is meeting its aims and whether the system is likely to effectively and efficiently support veterans in the future.
Review of the National Disability Agreement
01 / 02 / 2019
The focus of this review was the National Disability Agreement, which relates to the provision of disability services for people with disability.
Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Five-year assessment
25 / 01 / 2019
Under the Water Act 2007 (Cth), the Commission is required to undertake five-yearly assessments of the effectiveness of the implementation of the Basin Plan and water resource plans. This inquiry was the first such assessment.
10 / 01 / 2019
This inquiry is now completed. The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a review of the efficiency and competitiveness of the Australian superannuation system.
Competition in the Australian Financial System
03 / 08 / 2018
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12-month inquiry into competition in Australia's financial system.
Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation
05 / 07 / 2018
The Australian Government 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).
National Water Reform
31 / 05 / 2018
The Commission was asked to undertake an inquiry into the reform of Australia's water resources sector.
23 / 05 / 2018
The Australian Government Competitive Neutrality Complaints Office (AGCNCO) received two complaints alleging that Australian Hearing is engaging in anticompetitive behaviour in the voucher services market, and enjoys market advantages over its competitors as a result of its government ownership.
26 / 03 / 2018
This inquiry is now completed. A public inquiry into the increased application of competition, contestability and informed user choice to human services.
Transitioning Regional Economies
15 / 12 / 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
09 / 11 / 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.
24 / 10 / 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 / 10 / 2017
This study has concluded. It reviewed the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation
19 / 06 / 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.
Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture
24 / 05 / 2017
This inquiry was asked to consider whether there are opportunities to improve fisheries regulations without compromising fishery policy and environmental objectives.
Education Evidence Base
24 / 05 / 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.