Public inquiries and commissioned studies 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
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
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.
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.
The Automotive Industry - Industry Commission inquiry report
26 May 1997
This report examines assistance arrangements for the automotive industry (passenger and light commercial vehicle sectors) from January 2000.
Petroleum Products - Industry Commission inquiry report
5 Jul 1994
This report identifies and suggests ways to help remove impediments to better performance in the petroleum products industry.
Water Resources and Waste Water Disposal - Industry Commission inquiry report
17 Jul 1992
The report of the Industry Commission public inquiry that examined institutional, regulatory or other arrangement subject to influence by governments in Australia which lead to unsustainable and inefficient resource use and advise on how these
Costs and Benefits of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Industry Commission inquiry report
15 Nov 1991
This report examines the costs and benefits to Australia of participating in a possible international consensus to reduce emissions by the year 2005 to a level 20 per cent lower than in 1988.