Making a submission

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The Commission generally invites written submissions from members of the community on its Issues Papers, Discussion Papers and Draft Reports. 

Individual consultation documents will specify the closing date for submission on the inside cover of the report. 

It is preferred that submissions are sent electronically to [email protected].

Alternatively, submissions can be sent to:

[Name of project]

Essential Services Commission of South Australia

GPO Box 2605

Adelaide  SA  5001

It is Commission’s policy to make all submissions publicly available on this website, except where a submission either wholly or partly contains confidential or commercially sensitive information provided on a confidential basis and appropriate prior notice has been given. 

Confidential information

The Commission has prepared the guidance on confidentiality information claims bulletin to assist people in making confidentiality claims over information provided to the Commission and to explain the Commissions’ process for assessing confidentiality claims.

Parties wishing to submit confidential information are requested to:

  • clearly identify the information that is the subject of the confidentiality claim; and
  • provide a non-confidential version of the submission in a form suitable for publication. 

The Commission may also exercise its discretion not to exhibit any submission based on their length or content (for example containing material that is defamatory, offensive or in breach of any law).

The Commission publishes submissions as an information source only. It does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness or currency of any information contained in submissions. Any person accessing or relying on a submission published by the Commission is responsible for assessing and verifying the information contained within it.

The Commission disclaims all responsibility and liability (including, without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages, costs or other injury incurred by any person accessing or relying on any submission published by the Commission as a result of information contained in a submission being inaccurate or incomplete in any way.


Submission policy and disclaimer

The Commission accepts submissions from third parties in good faith. 

Any and all views, statements or opinions expressed by a third party in a submission are those of that third party and the Commission does not necessarily accept or endorse any of those views, statements or opinions.

The Commission may, in its discretion, decide to redact all or part of a submission if it:

  • contains information that cannot be published
  • breaches privacy legislation or other legislation
  • may result in the identification of an individual without their consent
  • contains inflammatory, offensive or inappropriate content
  • is defamatory or slanderous or may expose the Commission to legal action
  • is confidential or commercially sensitive
  • is outside the terms of reference of the review, project or regulatory decision that the submission relates to
    breaches any intellectual property rights
  • is in breach of any contractual obligations prohibiting disclosure or publication, and/or
  • is otherwise appropriate to redact.

The Commission accepts no liability for, nor makes any warranty in respect of, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material or content contained in a submission of a third party and is not liable to any person or organisation named in a submission where it:

  • withholds or fails to withhold a submission and/or personal information from publication
  • redacts parts of a submission in line with its submission policy requirements.

If you use or rely on any material or content contained in a third party submission, you do so solely at your own risk.