The Commission invited interested people and organisations to make a written submission for the inquiry into Superannuation: Assessing Efficiency and Competitiveness.
The issues paper covered a range of issues on which the Commission sought information and feedback, and was intended to assist you in preparing a submission.
Read the issues paper
Initial submissions were due by 21 August 2017.
The Commission also sought further information and feedback on the draft report which was released on 29 May 2018.
Submissions were due by 13 July 2018.
Read the draft report
The expected timing of handing the final report to the Australian Government is late December 2018.
The release of the final report by the Government is the final step in the process.
Under the Productivity Commission Act 1998, the Government is required to table the report in each House of the Parliament within 25 sitting days of receipt.
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How to prepare a submission
Submissions may range from a short letter outlining your views on a particular topic to a much more substantial document covering a range of issues. Where possible, you should provide evidence, such as relevant data and documentation, to support your views.
- Each submission, except for any attachment supplied in confidence, will be published on the Commission's website shortly after receipt, and will remain there indefinitely as a public document.
- The Commission reserves the right to not publish material on its website that is offensive, potentially defamatory, or clearly out of scope for the inquiry or study in question.
- Copyright in submissions sent to the Commission resides with the author(s), not with the Commission.
- Do not send us material for which you are not the copyright owner - such as newspaper articles - you should just reference or link to this material in your submission.
- This is a public review and all submissions should be provided as public documents that can be placed on the Commission's website for others to read and comment on. However, information which is of a confidential nature or which is submitted in confidence can be treated as such by the Commission, provided the cause for such treatment is shown.
- The Commission may also request a non-confidential summary of the confidential material it is given, or the reasons why a summary can not be provided.
- Material supplied in confidence should be clearly marked 'IN CONFIDENCE' and be in a separate attachment to non-confidential material.
- You are encouraged to contact the Commission for further information and advice before submitting such material.
- For privacy reasons, all personal details (e.g. home and email address, signatures, phone, mobile and fax numbers) will be removed from your submission before they are published on the website. Please do not include these details in your submission unless necessary.
- You may wish to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym. Please note that, if you choose to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym, the Commission may place less weight on your submission.
- The Commission prefers to receive submissions as a Microsoft Word (.docx) files. PDF files are acceptable if produced from a Word document or similar text based software. You may wish to research the Internet on how to make your documents more accessible or for the more technical, follow advice from Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
- Do not send password protected files.
- Track changes, editing marks, hidden text and internal links should be removed from submissions.
- To minimise linking problems, type the full web addresses (for example, http://www.referred-website.com/folder/file-name.html).
Lodge your submission online below - however submissions can also be posted if necessary.
Lodge a submission online
Lodging your submission by post
- Each postal submission must be accompanied by a submission cover sheet. Read our privacy statement
- Post your submission to:
Locked Bag 2, Collins Street East
Melbourne Vic 8003
If you do not receive notification of receipt of your submission to the Commission, please contact the Administrative Officer.