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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Data Availability and Use
8 May 2017
This public inquiry investigated ways to improve the availability and use of public and private sector data.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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