Volunteering Australia aims to provide a response on many of the open submissions and inquiries, and is led by sector feedback. If you would like to provide feedback, case studies or find out more please contact our Policy Director at Volunteering Australia via firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the primary link between the volunteering sector and federal government, Volunteering Australia provides consultation into key decision making. Please see below for ongoing inquiries relevant to the volunteering sector, as well as upcoming ones that are open for input.
Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Deadline for submissions: 24 March 2021.
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
No due date: Accepting submissions.
Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements
The report was tabled in Parliament on 30 October 2020. Government gave its response on 13 November 2020.
Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health
The report was released publicly on 16 November 2020. Submitted feedback on the recommendations.
Senate Inquiry into Australian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Public hearings been held. Submissions closed.
First interim report published December 2020.
Senate Inquiry into Regional Australia
Final report due 31 March 2021.
Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
Final report published 1 March 2021.