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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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Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation - Public inquiry

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).

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/horizontal-fiscal-equalisation

National Water Reform (2018) - Public inquiry

31 May 2018

The Commission was asked to undertake an inquiry into the reform of Australia's water resources sector.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/water-reform

Human Services - Public inquiry

26 Mar 2018

This inquiry is now completed. A public inquiry into the increased application of competition, contestability and informed user choice to human services.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/human-services

Transitioning Regional Economies - Commissioned study

15 Dec 2017

A 12-month study into the geographic impacts of the transition of the Australian economy following the resources investment boom.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/transitioning-regions

Collection Models for GST on Low Value Imported Goods - Public inquiry

9 Nov 2017

This inquiry is now completed. The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a four month inquiry into models for collecting GST on low value imported goods.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/collection-models

Productivity Review (2017) - Public inquiry

24 Oct 2017

This inquiry is now completed. The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month inquiry into Australia's productivity performance and provide recommendations on reform priorities.

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

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs - Commissioned study

19 Oct 2017

This study has concluded. It reviewed the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/ndis-costs

Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation - Public inquiry

19 Jun 2017

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12-month inquiry into the future direction of a universal service obligation (USO) in the telecommunications market.

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

Education Evidence Base - Public inquiry

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/education-evidence

Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture - Public inquiry

24 May 2017

This inquiry was asked to consider whether there are opportunities to improve fisheries regulations without compromising fishery policy and environmental objectives.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/fisheries-aquaculture

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