Submissions to the National Inquiry
Submissions are now open. The closing date for submissions is 28 February 2019. You can make a submission online here.
How will my submission be used?
Submissions to this Inquiry will be treated as confidential unless you ask that your submission be made public. We will not publish confidential submissions on our website. We may use material from confidential submissions, such as quotes, case studies or other references in the report produced as a result of the Inquiry. If we do this, we will remove any personal information so that you or other people referred to in your submission cannot be identified.
We will not release confidential submissions to anyone without your consent unless required by law. In the case of a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) there are likely to be relevant exemptions to production (including for material obtained in confidence and personal information). The Commission would consult with you about any FOI request before any decision was made about releasing information.
If you wish to have your submission published on the Commission’s website, please note that the Commission may decide not to publish personal information identified in submissions, and may redact parts of submissions prior to publication. As such, please use pseudonyms, not real names, in their submission.
Information collected through submissions (both public and confidential submissions) will be used for the purposes of the Inquiry and may be drawn upon, quoted or referred to in the Inquiry report. If information provided is included in the Inquiry report, it will be published under a Creative Commons licence and the contents of the report will be able to be used freely for other purposes. Submissions may also be used to inform future work by the Commission and the Sex Discrimination Commissioner in relation to sexual harassment.
Please note: in accordance with the terms of the submissions process, we have:
• not listed below or published any confidential submissions; and
• in some cases, redacted, edited or not published (where an edited copy could not reasonably be published) the non-confidential submissions, in order to protect the identity of the authors and/or third parties or where otherwise appropriate.
The Commission notes that the submissions listed may contain errors. The submissions do not represent the views of the Commission.
If you would like a copy of a published submission in a different format, please contact the National Inquiry Team at SH.Inquiry@humanrights.gov.au or on (02) 9284 9750.