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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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Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments

4 Feb 2019

The study will examine 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.


Review of the National Disability Agreement

1 Feb 2019

The focus of this review was the National Disability Agreement, which relates to the provision of disability services for people with disability.


Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Five-year assessment

25 Jan 2019

Under the Water Act 2007 (Cth), the Commission is required to undertake five-yearly assessments of the effectiveness of the implementation of the Basin Plan and water resource plans. This inquiry was the first such assessment.


Mental Health

21 Jan 2019

This inquiry will examine 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.



10 Jan 2019

This inquiry is now completed. The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a review of the efficiency and competitiveness of the Australian superannuation system.


Competition in the Australian Financial System

3 Aug 2018

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a 12-month inquiry into competition in Australia's financial system.


Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation

5 Jul 2018

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake an inquiry into Australia's system of horizontal fiscal equalisation (HFE), which underpins the distribution of GST revenue to the States and Territories (States).


Economic Regulation of Airports

22 Jun 2018

The Commission has been asked to report on the economic regulation of services provided at airports in Australia's major cities. The inquiry will focus on passenger and freight services.


National Water Reform

31 May 2018

The Commission was asked to undertake an inquiry into the reform of Australia's water resources sector.


Australian Hearing

23 May 2018

The Australian Government Competitive Neutrality Complaints Office (AGCNCO) received two complaints alleging that Australian Hearing is engaging in anticompetitive behaviour in the voucher services market, and enjoys market advantages over its


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