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
Right to Repair - Public inquiry
29 Oct 2021
The focus of this inquiry was on consumers' ability to repair faulty goods, or to access repair services, at a competitive price. We were asked to look at the barriers and enablers of repair and the costs and benefits of a regulated 'right to repair'
Economic Regulation of Airports (2019) - Public inquiry
22 Oct 2019
The Commission was asked to report on the economic regulation of services provided at airports in Australia's major cities. The inquiry focussed on passenger and freight services.
Superannuation - Public inquiry
10 Jan 2019
This inquiry is now completed. The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a review of the efficiency and competitiveness of the Australian superannuation system.
Competition in the Australian Financial System - Public inquiry
3 Aug 2018
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12-month inquiry into competition in Australia's financial system.
National Water Reform (2018) - Public inquiry
31 May 2018
The Commission was asked to undertake an inquiry into the reform of Australia's water resources sector.
Human Services - Public inquiry
26 Mar 2018
This inquiry is now completed. A public inquiry into the increased application of competition, contestability and informed user choice to human services.
Collection Models for GST on Low Value Imported Goods - Public inquiry
9 Nov 2017
This inquiry is now completed. The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a four month inquiry into models for collecting GST on low value imported goods.
Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation - Public inquiry
19 Jun 2017
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12-month inquiry into the future direction of a universal service obligation (USO) in the telecommunications market.
Consumer Law Enforcement and Administration - Commissioned study
12 Apr 2017
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a study of the enforcement and administration arrangements underpinning the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).