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Current inquiries

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.

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.