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.
Resources Sector Regulation
30 Nov 2020
The Australian Government has asked the Commission to conduct a study to examine regulations affecting business investment in the resources sector in Australia.
16 Nov 2020
This inquiry examined the effect of mental health on people's ability to participate in and prosper in the community and workplace, and the effects it has more generally on our economy and productivity.
Indigenous Evaluation Strategy
30 Oct 2020
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to develop a whole-of-government evaluation strategy for policies and programs affecting Indigenous Australians.
Right to Repair
29 Oct 2020
The focus of this inquiry is on consumers' ability to repair faulty goods, or to access repair services, at a competitive price. We have been asked to look at the barriers and enablers of repair and the costs and benefits of a regulated âright to
National Transport Regulatory Reform
1 Oct 2020
The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to assess the economic impact of reforms to transport regulation agreed to by COAG in 2008-09.
National Water Reform
26 May 2020
Under the Water Act 2007 (Cth), the Commission is required to undertake three-yearly inquiries into the progress of reform in Australia's water resources sector. This is the second such inquiry, looking at Australian government's progress in
Expenditure on Children in the Northern Territory
8 Apr 2020
The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to conduct a study into government expenditure in the Northern Territory on children and family services aimed at preventing harm to children.
Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments
26 Feb 2020
The study examined the operation and impacts of the zone tax offset and related remote area tax concessions and payments, and provide recommendations on the appropriate form and function of such assistance into the future.
Skills and Workforce Development Agreement
15 Nov 2019
This study is to examine how well the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments have achieved their goals for the vocational education and training (VET) system as set out in the 'National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development', and the
Economic Regulation of Airports (2019)
22 Oct 2019
The Commission was asked to report on the economic regulation of services provided at airports in Australia's major cities. The inquiry focussed on passenger and freight services.