Background and Issues Paper

On 20 February 2017 the Inquiry released a Background and Issues Paper to facilitate the first stage of consultation with Territorians.

Download the Background and Issues Paper (2.0 mb)

The Inquiry invited public comment and submissions on the Background and Issues Paper through various channels including an online Have your Say page and through a series of public hearings and meetings. 

Public Hearings

The Inquiry held 37 formal hearings in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and Darwin 6 – 10 March 2017. Go to the Submissions Library to watch video recordings of all hearings.

Community Information and Engagement Meetings 

The Inquiry held community information and engagement meetings, which included round table discussions with the Inquiry Panel in the following communities:

Indigenous translations

Audio translations of the Background and Issues Paper are available to download below in a number of Indigenous languages. Select the language below to show the download links.

Download a plain English version of the Background and Issues Paper here (709.7 kb).

Download the full audio file containing all 21 Chapters (39.0 mb)

Or download individual chapters below:

Download the full audio file containing all 21 Chapters (32.7 mb)

Or download individual chapters below:

Download the full audio file containing all 21 Chapters (31.1 mb)

Or download individual chapters below:

Download the full audio file containing all 21 Chapters (35.0 mb)

Or download individual chapters below:

Download the full audio file containing all 21 Chapters (30.4 mb)

Or download individual chapters below:

Download the full audio file containing all 21 Chapters (31.0 mb)

Or download individual chapters below: