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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 Water Reform 2020

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

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/water-reform-2020

Register of Foreign-owned Water Entitlements

17 Aug 2021

This inquiry will examine 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

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/foreign-water-entitlements

Vulnerable Supply Chains

13 Aug 2021

The Australian Government asked the Commission to examine the nature and source of risks to global supply chains. The Commission developed a framework for identifying supply chains that are vulnerable to disruption, identify imports of goods that

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/supply-chains

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts and Crafts

5 Aug 2021

The Productivity Commission has been asked to examine the value, nature and structure of markets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and crafts, and policies to address deficiencies in these markets.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/indigenous-arts

Right to Repair

11 Jun 2021

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 'right to

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/repair

Skills and Workforce Development Agreement

21 Jan 2021

This study examined 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

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/skills-workforce-agreement

Resources Sector Regulation

10 Dec 2020

The Australian Government has asked the Commission to conduct a study to examine regulations affecting business investment in the resources sector in Australia.

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

Mental Health

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/mental-health

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/indigenous-evaluation

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.

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

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