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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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Economic Regulation of Airports (2019)

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/airports-2019

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

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

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

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

Tasmanian Shipping and Freight

24 Jun 2014

The Australian Government has asked the Commission to undertake an inquiry into current arrangements for subsidising shipping freight and passenger services between the mainland and Tasmania.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/tasmanian-shipping

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/fruit-safeguards

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