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.
Closing the Gap review - Commissioned study
7 Feb 2024
This is the first review to be conducted every three years. It is to inform the ongoing implementation of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap to highlight areas of improvement and emphasising where additional effort is required.
Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Implementation review 2023 - Public inquiry
19 Dec 2023
Under the Water Act 2007 (Cth), the Commission is required to undertake an inquiry every five years into the effectiveness of the implementation of the Basin Plan and water resource plans. This is the second such inquiry conducted by the Commission.
Future Drought Fund - Public inquiry
26 Sep 2023
This inquiry examined the effectiveness, efficiency and appropriateness of Part 3 of the Future Drought Fund Act 2019. Part 3 covers the processes for allocating funding to activities that support drought resilience.
Carer leave - Public inquiry
15 Sep 2023
This inquiry examined the economic and social impacts of allowing informal carers to take extended unpaid leave from their work to care for older people who are frail and living at home.
Productivity inquiry (2023) - Public inquiry
17 Mar 2023
The Productivity Commission was asked to review Australia's productivity performance and recommend an actionable roadmap to assist governments to make productivity-enhancing reforms.
National School Reform Agreement - Commissioned study
20 Jan 2023
This study examined how well national policy initiatives by the Australian, State and Territory Governments have achieved the objectives and outcomes set out in the National School Reform Agreement.
Australia's maritime logistics system - Public inquiry
9 Jan 2023
This inquiry examined the structural issues affecting the productivity of Australia's maritime logistics system. Long term trends in system performance were analysed, and industrial relations, infrastructure constraints and technology uptake were
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts - Commissioned study
13 Dec 2022
The Productivity Commission examined the value, nature and structure of markets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and crafts, and policies to address deficiencies in these markets.
Aged care employment - Commissioned study
21 Oct 2022
This study examined employment models in aged care and the effects that policies and procedures to preference the direct employment of aged care workers would have on the aged care sector.
Housing and Homelessness Agreement review - Commissioned study
30 Sep 2022
This study was a review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement. It examined how well the Australian, State and Territory Governments have achieved the objectives, outcomes and outputs set out in the Agreement, and the suitability of the