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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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Right to Repair - Public inquiry

29 Oct 2021

The focus of this inquiry was on consumers' ability to repair faulty goods, or to access repair services, at a competitive price. We were asked to look at the barriers and enablers of repair and the costs and benefits of a regulated 'right to repair'

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.

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.

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.

Intellectual Property Arrangements - Public inquiry

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.

Public Safety Mobile Broadband - Commissioned study

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.

Rural Research and Development Corporations - Public inquiry

15 Jun 2011

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

Science and Innovation - Commissioned study

27 Mar 2007

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

Medical Technology - Commissioned study

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.

Post-2005 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Assistance Arrangements - Public inquiry

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.

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