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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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Register of Foreign-owned Water Entitlements - Public inquiry

2 Dec 2021

This inquiry examined the effectiveness, costs and benefits of the Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements. The Register was established in 2017 to provide greater transparency on the level of foreign ownership of water entitlements in

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/foreign-water-entitlements

National Water Reform 2020 - Public inquiry

2 Sep 2021

Under the Water Act 2007 (Cth), the Commission is required to undertake three-yearly inquiries into the progress of reform in Australia's water resources sector. This is the second such inquiry, looking at Australian government's progress in

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/water-reform-2020

Vulnerable Supply Chains - Commissioned Study

13 Aug 2021

The Australian Government asked the Commission to examine the nature and source of risks to global supply chains. The Commission developed a framework for identifying supply chains that are vulnerable to disruption, identify imports of goods that

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/supply-chains

National Transport Regulatory Reform - Public inquiry

1 Oct 2020

The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to assess the economic impact of reforms to transport regulation agreed to by COAG in 2008-09.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/transport

Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Five-year assessment - Public inquiry

25 Jan 2019

Under the Water Act 2007 (Cth), the Commission is required to undertake five-yearly assessments of the effectiveness of the implementation of the Basin Plan and water resource plans. This inquiry was the first such assessment.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/basin-plan

National Water Reform (2018) - Public inquiry

31 May 2018

The Commission was asked to undertake an inquiry into the reform of Australia's water resources sector.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/water-reform

Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture - Public inquiry

24 May 2017

This inquiry was asked to consider whether there are opportunities to improve fisheries regulations without compromising fishery policy and environmental objectives.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/fisheries-aquaculture

Regulation of Agriculture - Public inquiry

28 Mar 2017

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 9-month public inquiry into the regulatory burden on farm businesses.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/agriculture

Natural Disaster Funding - Public inquiry

1 May 2015

The Australian Government has asked the Commission to undertake a public inquiry into the efficacy of current national natural disaster funding arrangements, taking into account the priority of effective natural disaster mitigation and the reduction

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/disaster-funding

Costs of Doing Business: Dairy Product Manufacturing - Commissioned study

10 Oct 2014

The Australian Government has requested that the Productivity Commission undertake a six month study into the cost structures of businesses operating in the Australian dairy product manufacturing industry, including costs relative to international

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/dairy-manufacturing

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