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.
Showing Completed Inquiries Switch to current inquiries
Indigenous Evaluation Strategy - Project
30 Oct 2020
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to develop a whole-of-government evaluation strategy for policies and programs affecting Indigenous Australians.
Economic Regulation of Airports (2019) - Public inquiry
22 Oct 2019
The Commission was asked to report on the economic regulation of services provided at airports in Australia's major cities. The inquiry focussed on passenger and freight services.
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.
Telecommunications Equipment, Systems and Services - Industry Commission inquiry report
9 Apr 1998
This report examines the structure and competitiveness of the Australian telecommunications equipment, systems and services industries.
The Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industries - Industry Commission inquiry report
9 Sep 1997
This report examines assistance arrangements for Australia's textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) industries.
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.
Implications for Australia of Firms Locating Offshore - Industry Commission inquiry report
26 Aug 1996
This report examines the key factors affecting the decisions of firms to locate offshore.
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.
Vehicle and Recreational Marine Craft Repair and Insurance Industries - Industry Commission inquiry report
23 Apr 1996
This report examines the motor vehicles, towed vehicles and marine craft repair industries and related repair insurance industries.
Australian Science - Performance from Published Papers - Bureau of Industry Economics Report
6 Jan 1996
The report uses data on scientific papers and citations to examine the performance of Australian academic science relative to other countries.