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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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Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Five-year assessment

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

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

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

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

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 in Australia: Dairy Product Manufacturing

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

Safeguards Inquiry into the Import of Processed Fruit Products

20 Dec 2013

Inquiry into whether safeguard action is warranted against imports of processed fruit products of the Australian Customs Tariff.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/fruit-safeguards

Major Project Development Assessment Processes

10 Dec 2013

The Australian Government has requested the Productivity Commission undertake a study to benchmark Australia's major project development assessment processes against international best practice.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/major-projects

Safeguards Inquiry into the Import of Processed Tomato Products

21 Jun 2013

Inquiry into whether safeguard action is warranted against imports of processed tomato products of the Australian Customs Tariff.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/tomato-safeguards

Rural Research and Development Corporations

15 Jun 2011

This public inquiry will consider the economic and policy rationale for Australian Government investment in rural research and development.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/rural-research

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