Have your say 

The Commission would like to hear from you on matters under review. Public contributions to a review are called submissions. Submissions help to provide us with the​ information and opinions we need to write our reports and the recommendations in them.​  

This page contains general information about writing a submission and the submission process. For information and materials relating to a specific review please visit our current projects page.

A submission may be as short or as long as you like. It may contain facts, opinions, arguments or recommendations. It may cover all the points in the terms of reference or only some of them, depending on what interests you. Supporting documents may be attached.​​

You do not need legal qualifications to make a submission, although we welcome input from the legal community.  
When writing a submission there is no prescribed format. However, s​ubmissions are usually made in response to a call for preliminary submissions, consultation papers or ques​tion papers. We recommend using the consultation documents to help guide your submission.

Submissions can be written, emailed or provided over the phone. Our contact details can be found here​. The final date for making a submission will vary depending on the project. 

​U​nless you request confidentiality, we will usually publish your submission on the website and refer to it in publications, including the final report. View our privacy and information management policy.