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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.

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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.

Expenditure on Children in the Northern Territory - Commissioned study

8 Apr 2020

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to conduct a study into government expenditure in the Northern Territory on children and family services aimed at preventing harm to children.

Compensation and Rehabilitation for Veterans - Public inquiry

4 Jul 2019

The focus of the inquiry was on how well the system of support for military veterans is meeting its aims and whether the system is likely to effectively and efficiently support veterans in the future.

Review of the National Disability Agreement - Commissioned study

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.

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.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs - Commissioned study

19 Oct 2017

This study has concluded. It reviewed the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Compulsory Licensing of Patents - Public inquiry

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

Gambling (2010) - Public inquiry

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 - Commissioned study

10 Dec 2009

A commissioned study which examines the relative performance of the public and private hospital systems, and related data issues.

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