Following the call for submissions to this inquiry, the committee received a significant amount of correspondence from individuals across the country.
The committee received over 8000 emails from individuals using an online tool coordinated by the organisation SumofUs.org regarding the operation of the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax. The committee also received over 3000 emails from individuals regarding corporate tax avoidance, particularly by energy companies, through an online campaign coordinated by the organisation www.getup.org.au. Due to the large number of emails received through these campaigns, it was not possible for the committee to accept them as submissions and publish them on the committee’s website. However, the committee agreed to accept the emails as correspondence, and acknowledge them on the committee's website. All correspondence was considered by the committee during the course of the inquiry.