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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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Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Five-year assessment

30 Aug 2018

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 is the first such assessment.


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.



29 May 2018

The Australian Government asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a review of the competitiveness and efficiency of the Australian superannuation system.


National Disability Agreement Review

25 May 2018

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


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


Compensation and Rehabilitation for Veterans

28 Mar 2018

The focus of the inquiry is on how well the system of support for military veterans is meeting its aims and whether the system is likely to effectively and efficiently support veterans in the future.


Human Services

26 Mar 2018

This inquiry is now completed. A public inquiry into the increased application of competition, contestability and informed user choice to human services.


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