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Reminder: submissions to Royal Commission into Family Violence close tomorrow, 29th May


The closing date for written submissions is Friday, 29 May 2015.

Written submissions help to improve the Royal Commission's understanding of gaps and problems in the response of our system, and our society, to family violence, as well as identify existing good practice and potential solutions.

The Royal Commission into Family Violence is seeking written submissions on any issues relating to its  terms of reference. We welcome input from those who have experienced or who have come into contact with people affected by family violence and from any others whose experiences and ideas may assist the work of the Royal Commission.

An issues paper has been developed to provide general guidance to individuals and organisations in making their written submissions.  The themes and the questions raised in the issues paper are guides and examples only.  There is no need to address any or all of the questions posed and you may include issues and/or solutions that have not been discussed in the issues paper (as long as they fall within the Royal Commission's terms of reference).

In addition, there is no particular format or length required for a submission. However, all submissions must carry a submission cover sheet (see below) and be sent in by Friday, 29 May 2015.

We are happy to receive written submissions that are anonymous or confidential.  If you request anonymity, all identifying details will be removed.  If you request confidentiality, we will keep your submission (or relevant parts of it) confidential and it/those parts will not be published or quoted.

Apart from where anonymity or confidentiality is sought or appropriate, the Royal Commission may make submissions public, which means they may be uploaded to this website, reviewed at the Royal Commission’s office and referenced or included in the Royal Commission’s final report.  If you have questions about anonymity or confidentiality, please contact us.

You can send us your submission in a number of different ways: 

  1.  Online - by using the online form (preferred method) or
  2. Email - by emailing it to enquiries@rcfv.com.au (with a cover sheet included) or
  3. Mail - by posting it to PO Box 535, Flinders Lane  VIC  8009 (with a cover sheet included).

Submission cover sheet 

Issues paper

If you have access needs and require assistance preparing a submission, please contact us

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