Public inquiries give the opportunity for all points of view in the community to be heard and considered. All individuals, firms, groups and organisations with an interest in an inquiry can participate in the inquiry.
Education Evidence Base
24 May 2017
The public inquiry looked into the further development of the national evidence base for school and early childhood education, which was completed in 9 months.
Mutual Recognition Schemes
25 Sep 2015
Commissioned study into the operation of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMRA).
Childcare and Early Childhood Learning
20 Feb 2015
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a public inquiry into future options for childcare and early childhood learning, with a focus on developing a system that supports workforce participation and addresses
Geographic Labour Mobility
6 May 2014
The principal objective of the study was to examine patterns of mobility, impediments and enablers, and their effect on the ability to meet Australia's continually changing workforce and employment needs.
Strengthening Economic Relations between Australia and New Zealand
13 Dec 2012
In 2012, the Australian and New Zealand Productivity Commissions jointly studied the options for further reforms that would increase economic integration and improve economic outcomes.
Education and Training Workforce: Early Childhood Development
1 Dec 2011
The Commission has been asked to provide advice on planning, development and structure of the early childhood sector's workforces in the short, medium and long-term.
Education and Training Workforce: Vocational Education and Training
5 May 2011
The Commission has been asked to consider factors affecting the current and future demand for both the VET workforce as a whole - including trainers and assessors in enterprises, adult community education and community organisations - and the TAFE
Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements
13 Dec 2010
This study examines the impact of bilateral and regional trade agreements on trade and investment barriers and on Australia's trade and economic performance.
Review of Mutual Recognition Schemes (2009)
6 Feb 2009
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a review of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMRA).
Standards and Accreditation
16 Nov 2006
A commissioned study into the Australian Government's relationship with Standards Australia Limited and the National Association of Testing Authorities.