The Commission called for public submissions in the week of 4 November 2013 via advertisements in national, metropolitan and regional newspapers and the Commission’s web site. Submissions were received from 289 individuals, organisations and businesses as part of this process.
A small number of those making submissions chose to make follow up submissions. These are counted in the total.
The Commission also received submissions from the governments of each State and Territory and from a number of Australian Public Service departments and other entities.