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.
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
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
Resources sector regulation - Commissioned study
10 Dec 2020
The Australian Government has asked the Commission to conduct a study to examine regulations affecting business investment in the resources sector in Australia.
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.
Indigenous Evaluation Strategy - Project
30 Oct 2020
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to develop a whole-of-government evaluation strategy for policies and programs affecting Indigenous Australians.
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.
Expenditure on Children in the Northern Territory - Commissioned study
8 Apr 2020
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to conduct a study into government expenditure in the Northern Territory on children and family services aimed at preventing harm to children.