The following is a list of all completed Public inquiries and commissioned studies undertaken by the Commission.
Australian Pigmeat Industry (2005)
16 / 08 / 2005
A public inquiry into the competitive situation and outlook for the Australian pigmeat industry, including both production and processing.
Review of National Competition Policy Arrangements
14 / 04 / 2005
A public inquiry into the impact of National Competition Policy (NCP) and related reforms undertaken to date on the Australian economy and community, and the identification of areas offering opportunities for significant gains to the Australian economy from removing impediments to efficiency and enhancing competition.
Economic Implications of an Ageing Australia
12 / 04 / 2005
A research study into the productivity, labour supply and fiscal implications of likely demographic trends over the next 40 years to further improve understanding of the challenges and opportunities resulting from an ageing Australia.
Australian and New Zealand Competition and Consumer Protection Regimes
13 / 01 / 2005
A commissioned study into the competition and consumer protection regimes of Australia and New Zealand.
Reform of Building Regulation
01 / 12 / 2004
A commissioned study into the progress made under the 1994 Inter Government Agreement on the reform of building regulation and its impact on the building and construction industry and on economic efficiency in Australia.
Smash Repair and Insurance
31 / 08 / 2004
A public inquiry into the the relationship between the smash repair industry and the insurance industry.
Impacts of Native Vegetation and Biodiversity Regulations
10 / 08 / 2004
A public inquiry into the impacts on farming practices, productivity, sustainability, property values and returns arising from the regulation of native vegetation clearance and/or biodiversity conservation.
Gas Access Regime
10 / 08 / 2004
A public inquiry into the benefits, costs and effects of the Gas Access Regime, including its effect on investment in the sector and in upstream and downstream markets.
Review of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992
14 / 07 / 2004
A National Competition Policy Review of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
National Workers' Compensation and Occupational Health and Safety Frameworks
24 / 06 / 2004
A public inquiry into the provision of Workers' Compensation and Occupational Health and Safety.
First Home Ownership
23 / 06 / 2004
A public inquiry to evaluate the affordability and availability of housing for first home buyers.
Rules of Origin under the Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement
11 / 06 / 2004
A commissioned study into the Rules of Origin under the Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement.
Post-2005 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Assistance Arrangements
26 / 11 / 2003
A public inquiry into the effectiveness, efficiency and appropriateness of current assistance programs in meeting the Government's goal of achieving structural change and a more internationally competitive TCF sector by 2005.
Review of Mutual Recognition (2003)
17 / 10 / 2003
A review of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMRA), to assess their efficiency and effectiveness and consider whether legislative changes are required to improve their operation.
General Practice Compliance Costs
11 / 04 / 2003
A research study into the impact of administrative and compliance costs associated with Commonwealth programmes on general practice.
Economic Regulation of Harbour Towage and Related Services
27 / 03 / 2003
A public inquiry into the impact of structural reforms on the provision of harbour towage and related services (e.g. mooring lines), including the extent to which efficiency and productivity gains have been passed on to the users of these services.
Industries in the Great Barrier Reef Catchment and Measures to Address Declining Water Quality
26 / 02 / 2003
Research study into the economic and social importance of different industries in the Great Barrier Reef catchment, and the costs and benefits of actions to address declining water quality.
Evaluation of the Pharmaceuticals Industry Investment Program
14 / 02 / 2003
A commissioned study to evaluate the Pharmaceuticals Industry Investment Program (PIIP). The study examined the appropriateness and the effectiveness of PIIP.
University Resourcing: Australia in an International Context
11 / 02 / 2003
A research study to compare the resourcing and management of Australian and overseas higher education institutions.
Auto Industry (2002)
13 / 12 / 2002
A public inquiry into the Government's post 2000 assistance arrangements for the automotive manufacturing sector.