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The inquiry has been announced

What is an inquiry?

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

What we’ve been asked to look at

The Productivity Commission has been asked to analyse motivations for philanthropic giving in Australia and identify opportunities to grow it further.

Read the Terms of Reference Media release

Call for submissions and initial submissions

The Commission will issue a call for submissions on 23 March 2023. In their submissions, inquiry participants should provide evidence to support their views, including data and specific examples where possible.

Initial submissions are due by Friday 5 May 2023.

Draft report release

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

Final submissions will be due by 9 February 2024.

Final report to Government and release

Final inquiry report is to be handed to the Australian Government by 11 May 2024.

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 Friday 5 May 2023

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Next milestone

Call for submissions on 23 March 2023.


Who are the Commissioners?

Julie Abramson
Krystian Seibert
Associate Commissioner

Who to contact

Karen Godfrey
Ph: 02 6240 3277


Free call: 1800 020 083

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