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.
National School Reform Agreement - Commissioned study
9 May 2022
This study is a review of the National School Reform Agreement. It examines how well national policy initiatives by the Australian, State and Territory Governments have achieved the objectives and outcomes set out in the Agreement.
Closing the Gap Review - Commissioned study
7 Apr 2022
Parties to the National Agreement on Closing the Gap agreed that the Commission will undertake a comprehensive review of progress every three years. This is the first review to inform the ongoing implementation of the Agreement by highlighting areas
Carer Leave - Public inquiry
1 Apr 2022
This inquiry will examine the economic and social impacts of allowing informal carers to take extended unpaid leave from their work to care for older people who are frail and living at home.
Aged Care Employment - Commissioned study
22 Mar 2022
This study will examine employment models in aged care and the effects that policies and procedures to preference the direct employment of aged care workers would have on the aged care sector.
Productivity Inquiry - Public inquiry
7 Feb 2022
The Productivity Commission has been asked to review Australia's productivity performance and recommend an actionable roadmap to assist governments to make productivity-enhancing reforms.
Housing and Homelessness Agreement Review - Commissioned study
22 Dec 2021
This study is a review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement. It examines how well the Australian, State and Territory Governments have achieved the objectives, outcomes and outputs set out in the Agreement, and the suitability of the
Australia's Maritime Logistics System - Public inquiry
20 Dec 2021
This inquiry will examine the structural issues affecting the productivity of Australia's maritime logistics system. Long term trends in system performance will be analysed, and industrial relations, infrastructure constraints and technology uptake
Register of Foreign-owned Water Entitlements - Public inquiry
2 Dec 2021
This inquiry examined the effectiveness, costs and benefits of the Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements. The Register was established in 2017 to provide greater transparency on the level of foreign ownership of water entitlements in
Right to Repair - Public inquiry
29 Oct 2021
The focus of this inquiry was on consumers' ability to repair faulty goods, or to access repair services, at a competitive price. We were asked to look at the barriers and enablers of repair and the costs and benefits of a regulated 'right to repair'
National Water Reform 2020 - Public inquiry
2 Sep 2021
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