Timetable

4 November 2022

Terms of Reference received

27 January 2023

Consultation Paper released

24 February 2023

Submissions on Consultation Paper close

21 April 2023

Final Report due to the Attorney-General

In its Terms of Reference, the Attorney-General has directed the ALRC to have regard to extensive consultations previously undertaken on the relevant issues, including by considering reports of and submissions to previous state and territory inquiries and reviews.

Following this review, the ALRC will release a short Consultation Paper with reform proposals in late January 2023, and will accept public submissions on these proposals until 24 February 2023.

In addition to accepting submissions on the Consultation Paper, the ALRC will also provide a confidential web-based platform for individuals most directly impacted by the issues raised by the Inquiry, including past, present and prospective students, staff, parents and guardians, members of boards, leadership teams, and the wider school community of religious educational institutions to share their views and experiences on key issues. This will be made available shortly and will be open until the end of the formal consultation period in February 2023.