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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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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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/closing-the-gap-review

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/basin-plan-2023

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/future-drought-fund

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/carer-leave

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/productivity

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/school-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

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/maritime-logistics

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/indigenous-arts

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/aged-care-employment

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

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/housing-homelessness

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