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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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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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/school-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

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/closing-the-gap-review

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/carer-leave

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.

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/aged-care-employment

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.

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

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

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/housing-homelessness

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

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/maritime-logistics

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

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

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'

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

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

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