Steps in process:

  1. Notice of Inquiry29 Jan 2021
  2. Issues Paper31 Mar 2021
  3. Initial ConsultationMar - Jul 2021
  4. Draft Report5 Aug 2021
  5. Report ConsultationAug - Sep 2021
  6. Final Report29 Oct 2021 - current step

Final Report

In January 2021 the South Australian Productivity Commission (the Commission) was tasked to undertake an inquiry into modern regulation.

The terms of reference for the inquiry required the Commission to report on options for reforming South Australia’s institutional framework for making and administering regulations to better enable investment, employment and productivity growth. In doing so, the Commission was asked to consider the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and better practice thinking and principles to ensure that regulatory design and practice remain fit-for-purpose and responsive to emerging technological and other trends.

The Commission acknowledges with thanks the assistance from SA regulators, state government departments, industry associations and businesses, and other stakeholders for their contributions to the inquiry.


The final report was delivered to the Premier on 28 October 2021 and was published on 27 January 2022.

Government's Response to the Final Report

All Government responses to SAPC inquiries and reviews can be found on the Department of the Premier and Cabinet website.


Di Wheeler
T: 08 8226 7744

Inquiry Lead

Christine Bierbaum
T: 08 8226 7705