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.
National Transport Regulatory Reform
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.
30 Jun 2020
This inquiry examined the effect of mental health on people's ability to participate in and prosper in the community and workplace, and the effects it has more generally on our economy and productivity.
Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments
26 Feb 2020
The study examined the operation and impacts of the zone tax offset and related remote area tax concessions and payments, and provide recommendations on the appropriate form and function of such assistance into the future.
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.
10 Jan 2019
This inquiry is now completed. The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a review of the efficiency and competitiveness of the Australian superannuation system.
Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation
5 Jul 2018
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake an inquiry into Australia's system of horizontal fiscal equalisation (HFE), which underpins the distribution of GST revenue to the States and Territories (States).
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.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs
19 Oct 2017
This study has concluded. It reviewed the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Education Evidence Base
24 May 2017
The public inquiry looked into the further development of the national evidence base for school and early childhood education, which was completed in 9 months.
Migrant Intake into Australia
12 Sep 2016
A public inquiry into the greater use of charges relative to quotas and qualitative criteria to determine the intake of temporary and permanent entrants into Australia.