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.
Review of the National Disability Agreement
1 Feb 2019
The focus of this review was the National Disability Agreement, which relates to the provision of disability services for people with disability.
26 Mar 2018
This inquiry is now completed. A public inquiry into the increased application of competition, contestability and informed user choice to human services.
Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation
19 Jun 2017
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12-month inquiry into the future direction of a universal service obligation (USO) in the telecommunications market.
7 Dec 2015
This study has concluded. Commissioned study into barriers to growth in Australian services exports, focusing on the education, financial services, health services, information technology, professional services and tourism sectors.
Access to Justice Arrangements
3 Dec 2014
Inquiry into Australia's system of civil dispute resolution, with a focus on constraining costs and promoting access to justice and equality before the law.
14 Jul 2014
The Australian Government has asked the Commission to undertake a 6-month public inquiry into ways to encourage private financing and funding for major infrastructure projects, including issues relating to the high cost and the long lead times
Tasmanian Shipping and Freight
24 Jun 2014
The Australian Government has asked the Commission to undertake an inquiry into current arrangements for subsidising shipping freight and passenger services between the mainland and Tasmania.
Mineral and Energy Resource Exploration
5 Mar 2014
The Australian Government asked the Commission to undertake a 12-month inquiry into the non-financial barriers to mineral and energy resource exploration.
Strengthening Economic Relations between Australia and New Zealand
13 Dec 2012
In 2012, the Australian and New Zealand Productivity Commissions jointly studied the options for further reforms that would increase economic integration and improve economic outcomes.
Australia's Export Credit Arrangements
26 Jun 2012
In undertaking the inquiry, the Commission is to consider arrangements for the provision of export credit through the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC).