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Public inquiries and commissioned studies 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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National Transport Regulatory Reform - Public inquiry

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.

Regulation of Agriculture - Public inquiry

28 Mar 2017

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 9-month public inquiry into the regulatory burden on farm businesses.

Telecommunications Equipment, Systems and Services - Industry Commission inquiry report

9 Apr 1998

This report examines the structure and competitiveness of the Australian telecommunications equipment, systems and services industries.

Medical and Scientific Equipment Industries - Industry Commission inquiry report

20 Dec 1996

This report examines Australia's medical and scientific equipment industries, including emerging trends in local and global markets.

Implications for Australia of Firms Locating Offshore - Industry Commission inquiry report

26 Aug 1996

This report examines the key factors affecting the decisions of firms to locate offshore.

The Machine Tools and Robotics Industries - Industry Commission inquiry report

13 Aug 1996

This report examines the appropriateness of the current definitions of eligible equipment and eligible recipients in the Bounty (Machine Tools and Robots) Act 1985 and anomalies in the treatment of different goods.

Evaluation of the Agri-Food Strategy - An assessment of recent government assistance to the agri-food industry - Bureau of Industry Economics Report

1 Jun 1996

The purpose of the evaluation was to examine the extent to which a range of measures included in the Agri-Food Strategy has facilitated closer industry integration and international competitiveness and assisted in achieving improved export

The Pharmaceutical Industry - Industry Commission inquiry report

3 May 1996

This report examines the overall economic performance of the Australian pharmaceutical industry and its contribution to the performance of the Australian economy and recommended ways to improve it.

Research and Development - Industry Commission inquiry report

23 Apr 1996

This report examines the research and development undertaken by industry, government agencies and higher education institutions, including the effect of these activities on innovation in Australia and its impact on economic growth and industry

Packaging and Labelling - Industry Commission inquiry report

14 Feb 1996

This report examines Australian industries supplying packaging and labelling, including the efficiency of downstream industries such as food processing.

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