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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Register of Foreign-owned Water Entitlements - Public inquiry
2 Dec 2021
This inquiry examined the effectiveness, costs and benefits of the Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements. The Register was established in 2017 to provide greater transparency on the level of foreign ownership of water entitlements in
National Water Reform 2020 - Public inquiry
2 Sep 2021
Under the Water Act 2007 (Cth), the Commission is required to undertake three-yearly inquiries into the progress of reform in Australia's water resources sector. This is the second such inquiry, looking at Australian government's progress in
Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Five-year assessment - Public inquiry
25 Jan 2019
Under the Water Act 2007 (Cth), the Commission is required to undertake five-yearly assessments of the effectiveness of the implementation of the Basin Plan and water resource plans. This inquiry was the first such assessment.
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.
A Full Repairing Lease: Inquiry into Ecologically Sustainable Land Management - Industry Commission inquiry report
27 Jan 1998
This report examines the use of Australia's agricultural land and its associated natural resources, particularly surface and ground water and vegetation.
Environmental Waste Management Equipment, Systems and Services - Industry Commission inquiry report
17 Sep 1993
This report examines emerging trends in the efficiency, growth and export development of the waste management equipment, systems and services industry.
Water Resources and Waste Water Disposal - Industry Commission inquiry report
17 Jul 1992
The report of the Industry Commission public inquiry that examined institutional, regulatory or other arrangement subject to influence by governments in Australia which lead to unsustainable and inefficient resource use and advise on how these
Recycling - Industry Commission inquiry report
22 Feb 1991
A report into the current level and possible costs and benefits of recycling, both in terms of economic and environmental considerations.
Pulp and Paper: Bleaching and the Environment - Industry Commission inquiry report
21 May 1990
This report investigates the market prospects for, and technical feasibility of, using unbleached and non-chlorine bleached paper products and their effect on the environment.