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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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Costs of Doing Business: Retail Trade Industry

10 Oct 2014

The Australian Government has requested that the Productivity Commission undertake a 6 month study into the cost structures of businesses operating in the Australian retail trade industry, including costs relative to international competitors.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/retail-trade

Costs of Doing Business in Australia: Dairy Product Manufacturing

10 Oct 2014

The Australian Government has requested that the Productivity Commission undertake a six month study into the cost structures of businesses operating in the Australian dairy product manufacturing industry, including costs relative to international

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/dairy-manufacturing

Australia's Automotive Manufacturing Industry

26 Aug 2014

The Australian Government asked the Commission to undertake an inquiry into public support for Australia's automotive manufacturing industry.

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

Public Infrastructure

14 Jul 2014

The Australian Government has asked the Commission to undertake a 6-month public inquiry into ways to encourage private financing and funding for major infrastructure projects, including issues relating to the high cost and the long lead times

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

Tasmanian Shipping and Freight

24 Jun 2014

The Australian Government has asked the Commission to undertake an inquiry into current arrangements for subsidising shipping freight and passenger services between the mainland and Tasmania.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/tasmanian-shipping

Geographic Labour Mobility

6 May 2014

The principal objective of the study was to examine patterns of mobility, impediments and enablers, and their effect on the ability to meet Australia's continually changing workforce and employment needs.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/labour-mobility

Mineral and Energy Resource Exploration

5 Mar 2014

The Australian Government asked the Commission to undertake a 12-month inquiry into the non-financial barriers to mineral and energy resource exploration.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/resource-exploration

National Access Regime (2013)

10 Feb 2014

The Australian Government has asked the Commission to undertake a 12 month inquiry into the National Access Regime.

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

Safeguards Inquiry into the Import of Processed Fruit Products

20 Dec 2013

Inquiry into whether safeguard action is warranted against imports of processed fruit products of the Australian Customs Tariff.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/fruit-safeguards

Major Project Development Assessment Processes

10 Dec 2013

The Australian Government has requested the Productivity Commission undertake a study to benchmark Australia's major project development assessment processes against international best practice.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/major-projects

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