Issues Papers

The Royal Commission releases issues papers on topics of interest to its work and recommendations, to allow organisations and individuals an opportunity to provide their opinions and expertise in an open forum. These written responses to issues papers are called submissions.

Most submissions are published on the Royal Commission website. However, a person making a submission can request for it not to be. If any material in a submission raises concerns about privacy or fairness, the Royal Commission may publish it with that material removed or decide not to publish it at all. Authors will be informed about such a decision. 

Current issues papers open for submission

There are currently no issues papers open for submission.

Make a submission

You can write a submission of any length in response to the topic and/or specific questions raised and submit via email, mail or online.

Write: GPO Box 5283, Sydney NSW 2001

Closed issues papers

Issues paper 7, Statutory victims of crime compensation schemes

Closing date: 30 June 2014 View public submissions

Issues Paper 6, Redress Schemes

Closing date: 2 June 2014 View public submissions

Issues Paper 5, Civil Litigation

Closing date: 17 March 2014 View public submissions

Issues Paper 4, Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children in Out-of-Home Care

Closing date: 8 November 2013 View public submissions

Issues Paper 3, Child Safe Institutions

Closing date: 11 October 2013 View public submissions

Issues Paper 2, Towards Healing

Closing date: 4 September 2013 View public submissions

Issues Paper 1, Working with Children Check

Closing date: 12 August 2013 View public submissions