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.
National Water Reform 2020 - Public inquiry
2 Sep 2021
Under the Water Act 2007 (Cth), the Commission is required to undertake three-yearly inquiries into the progress of reform in Australia's water resources sector. This is the second such inquiry, looking at Australian government's progress in
Skills and Workforce Development Agreement - Commissioned study
21 Jan 2021
This study examined how well the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments have achieved their goals for the vocational education and training (VET) system as set out in the 'National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development', and the
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.
Zone Tax Offset - Commissioned study
26 Feb 2020
The study examined the operation and impacts of the zone tax offset and related remote area tax concessions and payments, and provide recommendations on the appropriate form and function of such assistance into the future.
Compensation and Rehabilitation for Veterans - Public inquiry
4 Jul 2019
The focus of the inquiry was on how well the system of support for military veterans is meeting its aims and whether the system is likely to effectively and efficiently support veterans in the future.
Review of the National Disability Agreement - Commissioned study
1 Feb 2019
The focus of this review was the National Disability Agreement, which relates to the provision of disability services for people with disability.
Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Five-year assessment - Public inquiry
25 Jan 2019
Under the Water Act 2007 (Cth), the Commission is required to undertake five-yearly assessments of the effectiveness of the implementation of the Basin Plan and water resource plans. This inquiry was the first such assessment.
Competition in the Australian Financial System - Public inquiry
3 Aug 2018
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12-month inquiry into competition in Australia's financial system.
Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation - Public inquiry
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).
National Water Reform (2018) - Public inquiry
31 May 2018
The Commission was asked to undertake an inquiry into the reform of Australia's water resources sector.