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Current inquiries

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.

National Transport Regulatory Reform

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.

Expenditure on Children in the Northern Territory

The Australian Government has 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

The study will examine 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.

Mental Health

This inquiry will examine the effect of mental health on people's ability to participate in and prosper in the community and workplace, and the effects it has more generally on our economy and productivity.

Economic Regulation of Airports

The Commission has been asked to report on the economic regulation of services provided at airports in Australia's major cities. The inquiry will focus on passenger and freight services.

Compensation and Rehabilitation for Veterans

The focus of the inquiry is 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.