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 Transport Regulatory Reform
1 Oct 2020
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to assess the economic impact of reforms to transport regulation agreed to by COAG in 2008-09.
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.
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).
Workplace Relations Framework
21 Dec 2015
Public inquiry into the performance of the workplace relations framework and identify improvements to maximise outcomes for Australian employers, employees and the economy.
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.
Costs of Doing Business: Retail Trade Industry
10 Oct 2014
The Australian Government has requested that the Productivity Commission undertake a 6 month study into the cost structures of businesses operating in the Australian retail trade industry, including costs relative to international competitors.
Costs of Doing Business in Australia: Dairy Product Manufacturing
10 Oct 2014
The Australian Government has requested that the Productivity Commission undertake a six month study into the cost structures of businesses operating in the Australian dairy product manufacturing industry, including costs relative to international
Economic Structure and Performance of the Australian Retail Industry
9 Dec 2011
A public inquiry into the implications of globalisation on the Australian retail sector.
Review of Mutual Recognition Schemes (2009)
6 Feb 2009
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a review of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMRA).
Retail Tenancy Leases in Australia
27 Aug 2008
A public inquiry into the market for retail tenancy leases in Australia.