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.
National Transport Regulatory Reform
1 Oct 2020
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to assess the economic impact of reforms to transport regulation agreed to by COAG in 2008-09.
Australia's Automotive Manufacturing Industry
26 Aug 2014
The Australian Government asked the Commission to undertake an inquiry into public support for Australia's automotive manufacturing industry.
Safeguards Inquiry into the Import of Processed Fruit Products
20 Dec 2013
Inquiry into whether safeguard action is warranted against imports of processed fruit products of the Australian Customs Tariff.
Safeguards Inquiry into the Import of Processed Tomato Products
21 Jun 2013
Inquiry into whether safeguard action is warranted against imports of processed tomato products of the Australian Customs Tariff.
Regulatory Burden on the Upstream Petroleum (Oil and Gas) Sector
30 Apr 2009
A study commissioned to review the regulatory burden on the upstream petroleum sector in Australia.
Copyright Restrictions on the Parallel Importation of Books
26 Aug 2008
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a study of restrictions on the parallel importation of books into Australia, as contained in the Copyright Act 1968, to examine the extent to which the restrictions promote and
Chemicals and Plastics Regulation
7 Aug 2008
The Chemical and Plastics Regulation commissioned study examines Australia's system of regulating chemicals and plastics.
Economy-wide Effects of Assistance to the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industries
8 Jul 2008
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake modelling of the economy-wide effects of future assistance options for Australia's textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) industries in order to inform the current Review of the
Modelling Economy-wide Effects of Future Automotive Assistance
5 Jun 2008
The Australian Government asked the Commission to model the economy-wide effects of future assistance options for Australia's Automotive industry in order to inform the Bracks Review of the Australian Automotive Industry and public debate on the
Annual Review of Regulatory Burdens on Business
9 May 2007
The Commission has been asked to do a series of studies into the burdens on business arising from the stock of Government regulation. The following areas will be reviewed: primary sector in 2007, manufacturing sector and distributive trades in 2008,