The following is a list of all public inquiries and commissioned studies currently being undertaken by the Commission.
The Productivity Commission has been asked to analyse motivations for philanthropic giving in Australia and identify opportunities to grow it further.
Early Childhood Education and Care
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 affect access to ECEC services, and ways to support better outcomes for children and families.
Future Drought Fund
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
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.
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.