Getting involved

1.128   This Discussion Paper is intended to continue informed community participation in the Inquiry. With the release of this Discussion Paper, the ALRC invites individuals and organisations to make submissions in response to the specific proposals and questions, or to any of the background material and analysis.

1.129   There is no specified format for submissions, although the proposals provided in this document are intended to provide guidance for respondents. Submissions may be made in writing, by email or using the online submission form. Submissions made using the online submission form are preferred.

1.130   Generally, submissions will be published on the ALRC website unless marked confidential. Confidential submissions may still be the subject of a request for access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth). In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be confidential, the ALRC will treat the submission as public. The ALRC does not publish anonymous submissions.

To ensure consideration for use in the Final Report, submissions must reach the ALRC by 27 February 2017

Submissions using the ALRC’s online submission form can be made at: