Steps in process:

  1. Notice of Inquiry6 Feb 2020
  2. Issues Paper13 Mar 2020
  3. Initial ConsultationMar - Aug 2020
  4. Draft Report2 Sep 2020
  5. Report ConsultationSep - Oct 2020
  6. Final Report13 Nov 2020 - current step

Initial Consultation

Update: due to the huge interest and high volume of submissions received from stakeholders on the inquiry, the draft report will be published in September 2020.

Engaging with stakeholders has been a little challenging during this time of official social distancing measures. We have been consulting with interested parties through video-conferencing to explore matters raised in the issues paper which was released on Friday, 13 March 2020.

The Commission seeks evidence and experience, as well as views on matters relevant to the terms of reference for the inquiry.

The Commission will publish every submission it receives on its website unless it is determined by the Commission as being confidential, offensive, potentially defamatory, beyond the scope of the inquiry's terms of reference, or an abuse of process.

The Commission’s approach to confidential submissions is addressed in detail on page ten of the issues paper. This approach supports the Commission’s commitment to transparency, and enables other parties interested in the inquiry to consider contributors' views unless there is a valid reason why those views should not be shared beyond the Commission.

Next steps

Following consideration of initial submissions, the Commission will release a draft report detailing evidence, key findings and draft recommendations. On current indications this will occur during September. Further consultation to test these findings and to gather additional evidence will follow the draft report’s publication.



Di Wheeler
T: 08 8226 7744

Inquiry Lead

Christine Bierbaum
T: 08 8226 7705

Closing date for submissions

How to make a submission