The Commission releases an issues paper asking specific questions to gather opinions, evidence, ideas and information on the inquiry. The public are encouraged to make a submission on the issues paper or to comment on any issues they consider relevant to the inquiry’s terms of reference.
Submissions help ensure the inquiry is well-informed and relevant, and that our advice is current, credible and workable. All submissions are reviewed and analysed by the inquiry team. Submissions are then used as appropriate or cited, where relevant, in our draft report.
Alongside the issues paper, a comprehensive research and engagement process takes place. The Commission meets with a large and diverse group of stakeholders, local and international experts and interested parties to discuss the issues paper, obtain relevant information and test ideas. In-depth research and analysis is undertaken. Specialist consultants may also be contracted to provide expert advice and quality assurance on specific issues.