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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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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

Regulator Engagement with Small Business

9 Oct 2013

The Australian Government, with the agreement of Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) Business Regulation and Competition Working Group, has requested that the Productivity Commission undertake a 9-month benchmarking study into regulator

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

Electricity Network Regulation

26 Jun 2013

This inquiry will test whether there are any barriers in the regulatory framework to the greater use of productivity benchmarking by energy networks, which could deliver more efficient outcomes to consumers. It will also examine if efficient levels

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

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

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