Participating in a public inquiry
- The success of the Commission's inquiries will depend on public participation and contributions.
- Any member of the public can participate in a public inquiry. This may be through attending public forums or by providing submissions.
- Expressions of interest in a particular inquiry can be emailed.
- Submissions will be made publicly available on our website, unless advised otherwise by the participant.
- Submissions to the Commission may be in written, electronic or audio form and can be emailed.
- To allow submissions to be posted on our website, we prefer that an electronic version of the submission be provided on a CD Rom or by email. Hardcopy versions can be faxed or mailed to the Commission.
- Your submission may comment on any number of issues within the scope of the inquiry's terms of reference.
- Your submission should contain relevant facts, figures and data, examples, and documents to support your views.
- The Commission publishes all written submissions it receives in relation to an inquiry unless it considers that publication is not in the public interest because of the confidential nature of a submission or for some other reason, for example, because a submission may give rise to a claim in defamation.
- Anyone making a submission should be aware that the Commission's documents are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1983.
- While the Commission will respect the wishes of those making submissions "in confidence", the application of that Act in any particular case is ultimately outside the control of the Commission.
- Anyone wishing to make a submission in confidence is asked to contact the Commission before doing so.
Where to send submissions