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.
Review of the National Disability Agreement
1 Feb 2019
The focus of this review was the National Disability Agreement, which relates to the provision of disability services for people with disability.
23 May 2018
The Australian Government Competitive Neutrality Complaints Office (AGCNCO) received two complaints alleging that Australian Hearing is engaging in anticompetitive behaviour in the voucher services market, and enjoys market advantages over its
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.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs
19 Oct 2017
This study has concluded. It reviewed the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Compulsory Licensing of Patents
3 Apr 2013
The Australian Government has asked the Commission to undertake an inquiry into the compulsory licensing provisions in the Patents Act 1990. The purpose of the inquiry is to assess, advise and recommend on the impacts and mechanisms of compulsory
23 Jun 2010
A public inquiry to provide an update on developments in the Australian gambling industry since the Commission's 1999 report.
Performance of Public and Private Hospital Systems
10 Dec 2009
A commissioned study which examines the relative performance of the public and private hospital systems, and related data issues.
Review of Mutual Recognition Schemes (2009)
6 Feb 2009
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a review of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMRA).
Chemicals and Plastics Regulation
7 Aug 2008
The Chemical and Plastics Regulation commissioned study examines Australia's system of regulating chemicals and plastics.
Consumer Product Safety
7 Feb 2006
A commissioned study to assess the social and economic impact of options for reforming Australia's general product safety system.