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National Water Reform

Issues paper

This issues paper was released on 26 May 2020 to guide people in preparing a submission. It outlines a range of issues on which the Commission is seeking information and feedback. Participants are asked to provide evidence to support their views, including data and specific examples where possible.

You were invited to examine the issues paper and make written submissions or a brief comment by 21 August 2020.

Opportunity for further comment is now sought on the draft report.

Submissions are due by Wednesday 24 March 2021.

Read the draft report

The inquiry report is expected to be handed to the Australian Government by Jun 2021.

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.

Download the issues paper