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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.

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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.

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