Objectives of the Inquiry
The Productivity Commission inquiry will examine whether Australia has the right balance between promoting competition and protecting intellectual property, while considering our international trade obligations. Our intellectual property arrangements can have effects on investment, competition, trade, innovation and consumer welfare.
You can read the terms of reference on the Productivity Commission website.
How you can be involved
We encourage you to have your say. The Productivity Commission is currently seeking submissions, and will release an issues paper and draft report to the public. The Productivity Commission will provide its final report to the Government by August 2016.
- Productivity Commission IP Inquiry
- Joint media release by the Hon Joe Hockey MP with the Hon Bruce Billson MP
- Harper Competition Policy Review
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