FAQs for the review of needs-based funding requirements submission process

What is the timeframe for submissions?

Public submissions close 5.00 pm (AEST) Friday, 28 June 2019. The submission process opened on Wednesday 29 May 2019.

Do I need to provide my name and contact details to make a submission?

You are welcome to make a submission using a pseudonym or as 'anonymous' and it is not mandatory to provide your contact details, it is an option if you wish to do so.

Will my submission be made public?

The submission form enables people to choose whether they give permission for their submission to be published.

If you check yes you would like your submission to be public, have a look at the Board's previous review as an example of publication.

If the Board believes that the content of a submission is defamatory, offensive, contravenes anti-discrimination or anti-vilification law or otherwise breaches any law, it reserves the right to edit or redact part or all of a submission, or withhold the submission from publication.

If you check no, your submission will be considered and will not be published.

Is there a template for my submission?

There is no template for the submission, there is a free text box that allows you to provide up to 3000 words to answer the questions in the issues paper. The box does not allow you to provide graphs or pictures.

Is there a word limit?

There is a 3000 word limit for the submission, and a 300 word limit to provide a summary of the key points of your submission.

Can I familiarise myself with the submission form prior to completing a submission?

Yes, the submission form can be walked through with the provision of dummy information then closed prior to pressing the submission button.

What information do I need to know to complete a submission?

  • It is recommended that you are familiar with the review; Terms of ReferenceIssues Paper and Privacy Notice and Terms and Conditions of Submissions
  • If you are submitting on behalf of an organization you must have the organisation's agreement to do so.
  • You need to have made a decision about whether you wish to have your submission published.
  • We recommend that prepare your submission of up to 3000 words, and a 300 word summary of key points with no graphs or pictures, so it can be pasted into the Review Questions and summary boxes.

Can I commence a submission and save it to come back to later?

There is no capacity for you to save and close the form to return to, you must complete it in one sitting.

What other ways can I engage with the Review?

The public submission process is the primary method of consultation for the Review. You can register as a subscriber to receive updates on the Review.