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.
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'
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
Mental Health - Public inquiry
16 Nov 2020
This inquiry examined the effect of mental health on people's ability to participate in and prosper in the community and workplace, and the effects it has more generally on our economy and productivity.
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.
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.
Education Evidence Base - Public inquiry
24 May 2017
The public inquiry looked into the further development of the national evidence base for school and early childhood education, which was completed in 9 months.
Data Availability and Use - Public inquiry
8 May 2017
This public inquiry investigated ways to improve the availability and use of public and private sector data.