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Australia's Maritime Logistics System

Final report is being prepared

What is an inquiry?

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

What we’ve been asked to look at

This inquiry will examine the structural issues affecting the productivity of Australia's maritime logistics system. Long‑term trends in system performance will be analysed, and industrial relations, infrastructure constraints and technology uptake will be among the inquiry’s areas of focus.

Read the Terms of Reference Media release

Call for submissions paper

The Commission 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.

Initial submissions were due by 11 February 2022.

Read the call for submissions paper

Draft report release

The Commission sought further information and feedback following the release of the draft report on 9 September 2022.

Final submissions were due by 14 October 2022.

Read the draft report

Final report to Government and release

The final inquiry report is to be handed to the Australian Government by end December 2022.

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

Final report to be sent to the Government by end December 2022


Who are the Commissioners?

Julie Abramson
Stephen King

Who to contact

Lou Will
Ph: 03 9653 2224


Free call: 1800 020 083

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