How to make a submission

1.7 With the release of this Discussion Paper, the ALRC invites individuals and organisations to make a submission, particularly in response to the specific proposals and questions, but also to any of the background material and analysis.

1.8 There is no specified format for submissions, although the questions and proposals may provide useful guidance. Submissions may be made in writing, by email or using the ALRC’s online submission form. Submissions made using the online submission form are preferred.

1.9 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.

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

In order to ensure consideration for use in the Final Report, submissions must reach the ALRC by Monday 12 May 2014.