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.
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.
National Water Reform
31 May 2018
The Commission was asked to undertake an inquiry into the reform of Australia's water resources sector.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.