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.
Transitioning Regional Economies
15 Dec 2017
A 12-month study into the geographic impacts of the transition of the Australian economy following the resources investment boom.
Collection Models for GST on Low Value Imported Goods
9 Nov 2017
This inquiry is now completed. The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a four month inquiry into models for collecting GST on low value imported goods.
Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture
24 May 2017
This inquiry was asked to consider whether there are opportunities to improve fisheries regulations without compromising fishery policy and environmental objectives.
Consumer Law Enforcement and Administration
12 Apr 2017
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a study of the enforcement and administration arrangements underpinning the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
Workplace Relations Framework
21 Dec 2015
Public inquiry into the performance of the workplace relations framework and identify improvements to maximise outcomes for Australian employers, employees and the economy.
Business Set-up, Transfer and Closure
7 Dec 2015
The Australian Government asked the Commission to undertake a public inquiry into the barriers to setting up and closing businesses and identify options for reducing barriers where appropriate.
Costs of Doing Business: Retail Trade Industry
10 Oct 2014
The Australian Government has requested that the Productivity Commission undertake a 6 month study into the cost structures of businesses operating in the Australian retail trade industry, including costs relative to international competitors.
Costs of Doing Business in Australia: Dairy Product Manufacturing
10 Oct 2014
The Australian Government has requested that the Productivity Commission undertake a six month study into the cost structures of businesses operating in the Australian dairy product manufacturing industry, including costs relative to international
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
Safeguards Inquiry into the Import of Processed Fruit Products
20 Dec 2013
Inquiry into whether safeguard action is warranted against imports of processed fruit products of the Australian Customs Tariff.