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Productivity Inquiry

Preparing interim reports

What is an inquiry?

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

What we’ve been asked to look at

The Productivity Commission has been asked to review Australia’s productivity performance and recommend an actionable roadmap to assist governments to make productivity-enhancing reforms.

This Inquiry is the second in a series, undertaken at 5 yearly intervals – the previous Inquiry was completed in 2017.

Read the Terms of Reference Media release

Call for submissions paper

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.

Initial submissions were due by 23 March 2022.

Read the call for submissions paper

Interim reports

The Commission will seek further information and feedback from interim reports at a date to be determined in 2022.

Final report to Government and release

The final inquiry report is to be handed to the Australian Government in early 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

Interim reports to be released at time yet to be advised.


Who are the Commissioners?

Lisa Gropp
Stephen King

Who to contact

Tracey Horsfall
Ph: 02 6240 3261


Free call: 1800 020 083

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