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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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
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
Right to Repair - Public inquiry
29 Oct 2021
The focus of this inquiry was on consumers' ability to repair faulty goods, or to access repair services, at a competitive price. We were asked to look at the barriers and enablers of repair and the costs and benefits of a regulated 'right to repair'
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
Vulnerable Supply Chains - Commissioned Study
13 Aug 2021
The Australian Government asked the Commission to examine the nature and source of risks to global supply chains. The Commission developed a framework for identifying supply chains that are vulnerable to disruption, identify imports of goods that
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