Read the questions and answers below to find out more about the hearings that will be conducted by the Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission.
Hearings are held at the Commissioner’s discretion. People who have provided information relevant to the Terms of Reference may be asked to provide additional evidence. Depending on the nature of the information in your submission, you may be asked to participate in a hearing, or provide sworn evidence. If required, the Commissioner can also request organisations or individuals who have not made a submission to provide sworn evidence.
Further information about attendance at hearings will be available on the Commission’s website.
The Commissioner may choose to open specific hearings to the public. More information about public hearings will be available on the Commission’s website.
It is not the role of the Royal Commission to investigate specific cases. A specific case may, however, form part of the inquiry if it highlights an issue described by the Terms of Reference.
If a criminal case arises during the investigations, the Commissioner will refer the matter to the appropriate authorities.