On 1 August 2019 the Senate referred the below matters to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 16 October 2019. On 16 September 2019 the Senate extended the reporting date to the last sitting day in February 2020.
The deadline for submission to the inquiry is 23 August 2019.
The committee is not in a position to resolve individual cases or personal disputes. The committee may decide not to accept or not to publish material that is not relevant to the inquiry's terms of reference.
You should also be aware that if a submission reflects adversely on another party (for example, makes allegations of a serious nature such as incompetence, negligence, corruption or criminal conduct), the committee is generally required to provide that party access to the submission and an opportunity to respond. It is also open to the committee to decline to accept or decline to publish a submission that contains adverse reflections.