The ERA provides independent economic advice to the State Government of Western Australia. The State Government can call on us at any time to conduct independent inquiries on important economic issues.
These inquiries can be on any economic issue and do not need to be about the regulation of utilities. The inquiries result in recommendations to the State Government and a report that must be tabled in Parliament.
Previous inquiry topics include: reform of state government business licensing, a review of the Emergency Services Levy, the efficiency and performance of Western Australia’s prisons and microeconomic reform in Western Australia.
The number of inquiries we conduct varies as they are initiated the request of the State Treasurer.
Current inquiries are listed on the inquiries section of our website.
The following is a list of all the ERA's completed inquiries.