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Draft report is being prepared

What is an inquiry?

  • Why the inquiry?
  • Issues paper
  • Draft report
  • Final report

What we’ve been asked to look at

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.

Read the Terms of Reference Media release

Issues paper release and call for submissions

The Commission released an issues paper on 15 July 2022 to guide people in preparing a submission. It set out some of the issues and questions the Commission has identified as relevant at the early stage of the inquiry. Participants should have provided evidence to support their views, including data and specific examples where possible.

Initial submissions were due by 26 August 2022.

Read the issues paper

Draft report release

The Commission will seek further information and feedback following the expected release of a draft report by end February 2023.

Final report to Government and release

The final inquiry report is to be handed to the Australian Government in May 2023.

The release of the final report by the Government is the final step in the process.

Under the Productivity Commission Act 1998, the Government is required to table the report in each House of the Parliament within 25 sitting days of receipt.

Next milestone

Draft report release in February 2023.


Who are the Commissioners?

Martin Stokie

Who to contact

Yvette Goss
Ph: 03 9653 2253


Free call: 1800 020 083

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