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Best way to make submissions to the Senate Inquiry on Nuclear Waste Dumping

There have been rumours that Senate Inquiry submissions are limited to 5-6 pages. This is not the case, if your submission is longer than 5 pages you need to provide a summary at the front of your submission. See suggestions below:

The best submissions:

  • clearly address some or all of the terms of reference—you do not need to address each one
  • are relevant and highlight your own perspective
  • are concise, generally no longer than four to five pages
  • begin with a short introduction about yourself or the organisation you represent
  • emphasise the key points so that they are clear
  • outline not only what the issues are but how problems can be addressed, as the committee looks to submissions for ideas to make recommendations
  • only include documents that directly relate to your key points
  • only include information you would be happy to see published on the internet.

Submissions that include complex argument, personal details or criticise someone may take the committee longer to process and consider.

Is your submission long? Have you provided a summary of your submission at the front?
Have you provided your return address and contact details with the submission?
Have you made sure that your personal contact details are not in the main part of the submission?
If you do not want your submission published on the internet, have you made this clear on the front of your submission and told us why?

Please read the terms of reference carefully before making your submission. The committee has resolved that it will only accept submissions strictly addressing its terms of reference, with a particular focus on the appropriateness and thoroughness of the site selection process for a national radioactive waste storage facility.

Submissions close on 3 April 2018.

March 7, 2018 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump

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