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Future Drought Fund

The inquiry has commenced

What is an inquiry?

  • Why the inquiry?
  • Call for submissions
  • Interim report
  • Final report

What we’ve been asked to look at

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.

Read the Terms of Reference

Call for submissions

The Commission has released a paper calling for submissions and comments to the Inquiry. Individuals and organisations providing submissions or comments should provide evidence to support their views, including data and specific examples where possible.

This paper was released on 19 January 2023.

Initial submissions are due by Friday 3 March 2023.

Read the Call for submissions paper

Interim report release

The Commission will seek further information and feedback following the expected release of the interim report(s) in June 2023.

Final report to Government and release

The final inquiry report is to be handed to the Australian Government by 10 September 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.

Initial submissions due by

Friday 3 March 2023

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Initial submissions due by Friday 3 March 2023


Who is the Commissioner?

Joanne Chong

Who to contact

Emily Gray
Ph: 02 6240 3274


Free call: 1800 020 083

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