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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.