The Choice submission as I have referred to in a post above certainly allows?/allowed for victim statements to be presented to the Commission. Perhaps Choice can advise us if it is still possible for submissions to be made through them. If it is then maybe a bit of a social media and advertising blast could be arranged to get more people involved so they are heard via Choice.
The terms of the Commission are quite restrictive as is the allowed timeframe. What they are allowed to make recommendations on has been curtailed by the Terms of Reference (ToR). You would have to get the ToR amended and the timeframe lengthened to accomplish this and do you see the Govt doing this?
This is partly why some of the Testimony available won’t be heard now or even perhaps ever. This is why your quote[quote=“meltam6554, post:58, topic:14825”]
Commission didn’t have time to hear all the grievances in relation to the banking industry.
[/quote] is really a sad reflection of the result, I believe, of our current Government’s aim since they were “forced” into this Commission.
If that had been the path or attitude that the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse had taken into their investigations and hearings I doubt we would have had the good result we have with it. When something is so seriously wrong every avenue should be followed to get the best result, it may mean more time and effort is involved but I would rather a complete review than one that doesn’t meet the needs.
I am sure the people who look at the submissions are able to put aside those that are obviously frivolous or without merit. In fact they are there to filter out the “chaff from the grain”, that is just like anyone who works with the public eg Police who deal with “my cat went missing” to traumatic crime scenes. Yes, I feel for them but that doesn’t lessen my desire for them to do a thorough job and investigate as deeply as needed.