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
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.
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.
Telecommunications Equipment, Systems and Services - Industry Commission inquiry report
9 Apr 1998
This report examines the structure and competitiveness of the Australian telecommunications equipment, systems and services industries.
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.
Private Health Insurance - Industry Commission inquiry report
23 Feb 1998
This report examines the current state of the private health insurance industry.
The Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industries - Industry Commission inquiry report
9 Sep 1997
This report examines assistance arrangements for Australia's textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) industries.
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.
Medical and Scientific Equipment Industries - Industry Commission inquiry report
20 Dec 1996
This report examines Australia's medical and scientific equipment industries, including emerging trends in local and global markets.
Book Printing - Industry Commission inquiry report
23 Oct 1996
This report examines book production, including the effectiveness of the current bounty scheme, the key factors affecting industry development and ways to encourage improved efficiency and international competitiveness of the industry.