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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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Skills and Workforce Development Agreement - Commissioned study

21 Jan 2021

This study examined how well the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments have achieved their goals for the vocational education and training (VET) system as set out in the 'National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development', and the

Mental Health - Public inquiry

16 Nov 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.

National Transport Regulatory Reform - Public inquiry

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.

Zone Tax Offset - Commissioned study

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 - Commissioned study

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.

Education and Training Workforce: Schools Workforce - Commissioned study

4 May 2012

Education and Training Workforce: Schools Workforce

Education and Training Workforce: Early Childhood Development - Commissioned study

1 Dec 2011

The Commission has been asked to provide advice on planning, development and structure of the early childhood sector's workforces in the short, medium and long-term.

Education and Training Workforce: Vocational Education and Training - Commissioned study

5 May 2011

The Commission has been asked to consider factors affecting the current and future demand for both the VET workforce as a whole - including trainers and assessors in enterprises, adult community education and community organisations - and the TAFE

Implications for Australia of Firms Locating Offshore - Industry Commission inquiry report

26 Aug 1996

This report examines the key factors affecting the decisions of firms to locate offshore.

Setting the Scene Monitoring Micro Reform - Bureau of Industry Economics Report

1 Jan 1996

This report aims to set the scene as well as outline the BIE's thoughts about future work in the area. It takes stock of some key elements of the microeconomic reform process.

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