National Water Reform
Under the Water Act 2007 (Cth), the Commission is required to undertake three-yearly inquiries into the progress of reform in Australia's water resources sector. This is the second such inquiry, looking at Australian government's progress in achieving the objectives, outcomes and timelines under the Intergovernmental Agreement on a National Water Initiative (NWI).
Skills and Workforce Development Agreement
This study is to examine how well the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments have achieved their goals for the vocational education and training (VET) system as set out in the 'National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development', and the suitability of this agreement for the future.
Resources Sector Regulation
The Australian Government has asked the Commission to conduct a study to examine regulations affecting business investment in the resources sector in Australia.
Indigenous Evaluation Strategy
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to develop a whole-of-government evaluation strategy for policies and programs affecting Indigenous Australians.