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.
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Business Set-up, Transfer and Closure - Public inquiry
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.
Service Exports - Commissioned study
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.
Mutual Recognition Schemes - Commissioned study
25 Sep 2015
Commissioned study into the operation of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMRA).
Natural Disaster Funding - Public inquiry
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
Childcare and Early Childhood Learning - Public inquiry
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
Access to Justice Arrangements - Public inquiry
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.
Costs of Doing Business: Retail Trade Industry - Commissioned study
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.
Costs of Doing Business: Dairy Product Manufacturing - Commissioned study
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
Australia's Automotive Manufacturing Industry - Public inquiry
26 Aug 2014
The Australian Government asked the Commission to undertake an inquiry into public support for Australia's automotive manufacturing industry.
Public Infrastructure - Public inquiry
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
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