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Inquiries

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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Intellectual Property Arrangements

20 Dec 2016

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12 month public inquiry into Australia's intellectual property system. This inquiry is now complete.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/intellectual-property

Migrant Intake into Australia

12 Sep 2016

A public inquiry into the greater use of charges relative to quotas and qualitative criteria to determine the intake of temporary and permanent entrants into Australia.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/migrant-intake

Public Safety Mobile Broadband

12 Jan 2016

Commissioned study into the best way to secure a mobile broadband capability to meet the long term needs of Australia's public safety agencies (PSAs) - the police, fire, ambulance and emergency services.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/public-safety-mobile-broadband

Workplace Relations Framework

21 Dec 2015

Public inquiry into the performance of the workplace relations framework and identify improvements to maximise outcomes for Australian employers, employees and the economy.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/workplace-relations

Business Set-up, Transfer and Closure

7 Dec 2015

The Australian Government asked the Commission to undertake a public inquiry into the barriers to setting up and closing businesses and identify options for reducing barriers where appropriate.

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

Service Exports

7 Dec 2015

This study has concluded. Commissioned study into barriers to growth in Australian services exports, focusing on the education, financial services, health services, information technology, professional services and tourism sectors.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/service-exports

Mutual Recognition Schemes

25 Sep 2015

Commissioned study into the operation of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMRA).

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/mutual-recognition-schemes

Natural Disaster Funding

1 May 2015

The Australian Government has asked the Commission to undertake a public inquiry into the efficacy of current national natural disaster funding arrangements, taking into account the priority of effective natural disaster mitigation and the reduction

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/disaster-funding

Childcare and Early Childhood Learning

20 Feb 2015

The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a public inquiry into future options for childcare and early childhood learning, with a focus on developing a system that supports workforce participation and addresses

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

Access to Justice Arrangements

3 Dec 2014

Inquiry into Australia's system of civil dispute resolution, with a focus on constraining costs and promoting access to justice and equality before the law.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/access-justice

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