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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

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

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/state-local-assistance

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/land-management

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

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/agri-food-strategy

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/agri-food

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