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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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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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/financial-system

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

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/intellectual-property

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/public-safety-mobile-broadband

Rural Research and Development Corporations

15 Jun 2011

This public inquiry will consider the economic and policy rationale for Australian Government investment in rural research and development.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/rural-research

Science and Innovation

27 Mar 2007

A commissioned study into the economic, social and environmental returns on public support for science and innovation in Australia.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/science

Impacts of Advances in Medical Technology in Australia

20 Sep 2005

A commissioned study into the impact of advances in medical technology on public and private healthcare expenditure, and the associated costs and benefits for the Australian community.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/medical-technology

Post-2005 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Assistance Arrangements

26 Nov 2003

A public inquiry into the effectiveness, efficiency and appropriateness of current assistance programs in meeting the Government's goal of achieving structural change and a more internationally competitive TCF sector by 2005.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/textile-clothing-footwear

Evaluation of the Pharmaceuticals Industry Investment Program

14 Feb 2003

A commissioned study to evaluate the Pharmaceuticals Industry Investment Program (PIIP). The study examined the appropriateness and the effectiveness of PIIP.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/pharmaceutical-investment

University Resourcing: Australia in an International Context

11 Feb 2003

A research study to compare the resourcing and management of Australian and overseas higher education institutions.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/universities

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