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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
State, Territory and Local Government Assistance to Industry - Industry Commission inquiry report
23 Feb 1998
This report examines assistance to Australian industry from State, Territory and Local Governments and their instrumentalities.
A Full Repairing Lease: Inquiry into Ecologically Sustainable Land Management - Industry Commission inquiry report
27 Jan 1998
This report examines the use of Australia's agricultural land and its associated natural resources, particularly surface and ground water and vegetation.
Evaluation of the Agri-Food Strategy - An assessment of recent government assistance to the agri-food industry - Bureau of Industry Economics Report
1 Jun 1996
The purpose of the evaluation was to examine the extent to which a range of measures included in the Agri-Food Strategy has facilitated closer industry integration and international competitiveness and assisted in achieving improved export
Agri-food Case Study - Micro Reform - Impacts on Firms - Bureau of Industry Economics Report
1 May 1996
The objectives of this report are three fold. It aims to monitor the impact of micro reform on case study firms' competitiveness and identify firms' perceptions about areas in need of further reform.