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.
Economic Regulation of Airports
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.
Compensation and Rehabilitation for Veterans
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.
Competition in the Australian Financial System
3 Aug 2018
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12-month inquiry into competition in Australia's financial system.
Collection Models for GST on Low Value Imported Goods
9 Nov 2017
This inquiry is now completed. The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a four month inquiry into models for collecting GST on low value imported goods.
Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture
24 May 2017
This inquiry was asked to consider whether there are opportunities to improve fisheries regulations without compromising fishery policy and environmental objectives.
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.
Intellectual Property Arrangements
20 Dec 2016
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month public inquiry into Australia's intellectual property system. This inquiry is now complete.
Business Set-up, Transfer and Closure
7 Dec 2015
The Australian Government asked the Commission to undertake a public inquiry into the barriers to setting up and closing businesses and identify options for reducing barriers where appropriate.
7 Dec 2015
This study has concluded. Commissioned study into barriers to growth in Australian services exports, focusing on the education, financial services, health services, information technology, professional services and tourism sectors.