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The inquiry has been announced

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 plans to release an issues paper to guide people in preparing a submission. It sets out some of the issues and questions the Commission has identified as relevant at this early stage of the inquiry. Participants should provide evidence to support their views, including data and specific examples where possible.

The paper is expected to be released at a date to be advised.

Draft report release

The Commission will seek further information and feedback following the expected release of a draft report in late November 2022.

Final report to Government and release

The final inquiry report is to be handed to the Australian Government at a time to be advised.

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

Issues paper to be released at a date to be advised.


Who are the Commissioners?

Martin Stokie

Who to contact

Yvette Goss
Ph: 03 9653 2253


Free call: 1800 020 083

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