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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.

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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.

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.

Service Exports

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.

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