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Upcoming Public Hearings

26 May 2020: Canberra, ACT
28 May 2020: Canberra, ACT

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21 May 2020: Canberra, ACT
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Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


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On 8 April 2020, the Senate resolved to establish a Select Committee on COVID-19 to inquire into the Australian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The committee is to present its final report on or before 30 June 2022.

The closing date for submissions is 28 May 2020.

Committee statement on submissions 

This inquiry into the Australian Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic is receiving a lot of interest from the Australian community. The committee wishes to assure submitters that each piece of correspondence to the inquiry is being read and considered. The processing of each document is not an automated process and may take some time. Once the committee has made decisions about your document, you will be notified.

The committee welcomes submissions from individuals about their experiences in relation to the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, please note that the committee does not have the ability to advise on, advocate for, or take action relating to individual cases.

All documents sent to the inquiry become committee documents on receipt, and are only made public following a decision of the committee. 

Please note that the committee has decided not to publish submissions comprising short or general statements, but has noted the concerns and issues raised in them. 

The committee may not accept or publish material that is not relevant to the inquiry's terms of reference or which reflects adversely on others. 

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: 02 6277 3892
Fax: 02 6277 5706