Terms of Use

Please read these terms of use carefully before using this service.

How we handle your submission

If you consent to your submission being made public

Staff from the Attorney-General’s Department working on the project that you are contributing to will read your submission. These staff will decide whether to accept your submission and whether to publish it.

In the interests of transparent and informed public debate, we aim to publish submissions on our website where it is appropriate to do so.

However, we reserve the right to edit (for example, remove defamatory material or, where appropriate, de-identify personal or sensitive personal information), publish or not publish submissions on this website at our discretion.

Your submission is not automatically accepted and published. We may take several weeks to consider and process your submission.

If accepted, we will publish most submissions on our website with the name of the submitter (unless you do not consent for your submission to be published under your name).

If your submission is published, the information in it (including your name if you consent for it to be published under your name) can be searched for on the internet.

You cannot withdraw or alter your submission once we have published it.

If you do not consent to your submission being made public

If you want your submission to be kept confidential, you should select this option when providing your response.

Only members of the relevant project team will read confidential submissions. They will not be published, in full or in summary, on this website.

However, if requested, we may be obliged to disclose confidential submissions to the relevant minister/s or in accordance with the federal Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Preferred file formats

Where a consultation invites it, you are able to upload files up to the maximum file upload size (25MB).

Preferred file formats include:

  • .pdf
  • .docx
  • .mp4
  • .wav
  • .xlsx
  • .jpg
  • .png

If you upload an attachment that is not one of the above file types, we may not be able to consider or publish the attachment.


Ownership of all submissions we receive remains vested with the respective author(s) of the submission.

However, in making a submission to our department, you grant us a permanent, irrevocable, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt your submission. This includes converting your submission into a different format to that submitted in order to meet relevant accessibility requirements.

If you submit ideas or suggestions, we will be free to use them and any similar ideas or suggestions, without any credit or recompense to you. However, we may give you credit for the suggestion/idea.

To the extent that your submission contains material that is owned by a third party, you warrant that you have obtained all necessary licences and consents required for the use of those materials (including for us to use, reproduce, publish, perform or communicate to the public), and have made arrangements for the payment of any royalties or other fees payable for the use of such material.


The material on this site may include the views or recommendations of third parties and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

We, the Attorney-General’s Department, cannot guarantee and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or interpretation of the information on this site.

This site may contain links to other sites. The Australian Government is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties nor are they responsible for the material contained in a website that is linked to this site. See our full disclaimer.