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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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Safeguards Inquiry into the Import of Processed Tomato Products

21 Jun 2013

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

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

Compulsory Licensing of Patents

3 Apr 2013

The Australian Government has asked the Commission to undertake an inquiry into the compulsory licensing provisions in the Patents Act 1990. The purpose of the inquiry is to assess, advise and recommend on the impacts and mechanisms of compulsory

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

Barriers to Effective Climate Change Adaptation

14 Mar 2013

The Commission was asked to undertake an inquiry to identify regulations and policies that may be barriers to effective adaptation to climate change, and examine the costs and benefits of options to remove those barriers.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/climate-change-adaptation

Strengthening Economic Relations between Australia and New Zealand

13 Dec 2012

In 2012, the Australian and New Zealand Productivity Commissions jointly studied the options for further reforms that would increase economic integration and improve economic outcomes.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/australia-new-zealand

Regulatory Impact Analysis: Benchmarking

13 Dec 2012

The Australian Government, with the agreement of COAG's Business Regulation and Competition Working Group, has requested that the Productivity Commission undertake a benchmarking study into regulatory impact analysis (RIA) processes.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/regulatory-impact-analysis-benchmarking

Default Superannuation Funds in Modern Awards

12 Oct 2012

The Australian Government has announced a 9 month inquiry into default superannuation funds. The Government indicated that the inquiry is expected to commence in January 2012, after formal receipt by the Commission of the terms of reference.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/default-super

Performance Benchmarking of Australian Business Regulation: Role of Local Government as Regulator

18 Jul 2012

The Australian Government, with the agreement of COAG's Business Regulation and Competition Working Group, has requested that the Productivity Commission undertake a benchmarking study into the role of local government as a regulator.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/regulation-benchmarking-local-government

Australia's Export Credit Arrangements

26 Jun 2012

In undertaking the inquiry, the Commission is to consider arrangements for the provision of export credit through the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC).

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/export-credit

Impacts of COAG Reforms: Business Regulation and VET

15 May 2012

At its March 2008 meeting, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) decided that the Productivity Commission would be requested to report to COAG on the impacts and benefits of COAG's reform agenda every two to three years. Terms of Reference

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/coag-reporting-busines-vet

Education and Training Workforce: Schools Workforce

4 May 2012

Education and Training Workforce: Schools Workforce

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

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