Public inquiries and commissioned studies 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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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'
National Transport Regulatory Reform - Public inquiry
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.
The Automotive Industry - Industry Commission inquiry report
26 May 1997
This report examines assistance arrangements for the automotive industry (passenger and light commercial vehicle sectors) from January 2000.
Book Printing - Industry Commission inquiry report
23 Oct 1996
This report examines book production, including the effectiveness of the current bounty scheme, the key factors affecting industry development and ways to encourage improved efficiency and international competitiveness of the industry.
The Pharmaceutical Industry - Industry Commission inquiry report
3 May 1996
This report examines the overall economic performance of the Australian pharmaceutical industry and its contribution to the performance of the Australian economy and recommended ways to improve it.
Packaging and Labelling - Industry Commission inquiry report
14 Feb 1996
This report examines Australian industries supplying packaging and labelling, including the efficiency of downstream industries such as food processing.
Computer Hardware, Software and Related Service Industries - Industry Commission inquiry report
30 Jun 1995
This report examines Australia's computer hardware, software and related service industries.
The Tobacco Growing and Manufacturing Industries - Industry Commission inquiry report
29 Jun 1994
This report examines the appropriate tariff level to apply after 30 September 1995 to imports of tobacco leaf and manufactured tobacco products with regard to the Government's decision to terminate the Tobacco Industry Stabilisation Plan and the
Book Production - Industry Commission inquiry report
15 Oct 1992
This report examines the existing bounty and other assistance arrangements for book production in light of reductions in the general level of protection in the economy as a whole.
Product Liability - Industry Commission inquiry report
18 Jul 1990
A report on the economic effects of proposals in the Australian Law Reform Commission report on product liability, and their effects on product innovation and insurance changes.