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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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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

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/foreign-water-entitlements

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

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/supply-chains

Resources Sector Regulation - Commissioned study

10 Dec 2020

The Australian Government has asked the Commission to conduct a study to examine regulations affecting business investment in the resources sector in Australia.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/resources

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/collection-models

Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture - Public inquiry

24 May 2017

This inquiry was asked to consider whether there are opportunities to improve fisheries regulations without compromising fishery policy and environmental objectives.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/fisheries-aquaculture

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/agriculture

Intellectual Property Arrangements - Public inquiry

20 Dec 2016

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month public inquiry into Australia's intellectual property system. This inquiry is now complete.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/intellectual-property

Service Exports - Commissioned study

7 Dec 2015

This study has concluded. Commissioned study into barriers to growth in Australian services exports, focusing on the education, financial services, health services, information technology, professional services and tourism sectors.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/service-exports

Mutual Recognition Schemes - Commissioned study

25 Sep 2015

Commissioned study into the operation of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMRA).

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/mutual-recognition-schemes

Costs of Doing Business: Retail Trade Industry - Commissioned study

10 Oct 2014

The Australian Government has requested that the Productivity Commission undertake a 6 month study into the cost structures of businesses operating in the Australian retail trade industry, including costs relative to international competitors.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/retail-trade

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