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Inquiries

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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Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation

5 Jul 2018

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake an inquiry into Australia's system of horizontal fiscal equalisation (HFE), which underpins the distribution of GST revenue to the States and Territories (States).

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/horizontal-fiscal-equalisation

Transitioning Regional Economies

15 Dec 2017

A 12-month study into the geographic impacts of the transition of the Australian economy following the resources investment boom.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/transitioning-regions

Productivity Review

24 Oct 2017

This inquiry is now completed. The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month inquiry into Australia's productivity performance and provide recommendations on reform priorities.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/productivity-review

Education Evidence Base

24 May 2017

The public inquiry looked into the further development of the national evidence base for school and early childhood education, which was completed in 9 months.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/education-evidence

Data Availability and Use

8 May 2017

This public inquiry investigated ways to improve the availability and use of public and private sector data.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/data-access

Consumer Law Enforcement and Administration

12 Apr 2017

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a study of the enforcement and administration arrangements underpinning the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/consumer-law

Regulation of Agriculture

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

Public Safety Mobile Broadband

12 Jan 2016

Commissioned study into the best way to secure a mobile broadband capability to meet the long term needs of Australia's public safety agencies (PSAs) - the police, fire, ambulance and emergency services.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/public-safety-mobile-broadband

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.

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

Public Infrastructure

14 Jul 2014

The Australian Government has asked the Commission to undertake a 6-month public inquiry into ways to encourage private financing and funding for major infrastructure projects, including issues relating to the high cost and the long lead times

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

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