The following is a list of all completed public inquiries and commissioned studies undertaken by the Commission.
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.
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.
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.
Data Availability and Use
08 / 05 / 2017
This public inquiry investigated ways to improve the availability and use of public and private sector data.
Consumer Law Enforcement and Administration
12 / 04 / 2017
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a study of the enforcement and administration arrangements underpinning the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
Regulation of Agriculture
28 / 03 / 2017
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 9-month public inquiry into the regulatory burden on farm businesses.