Lodge a Submission

Submit Testimony and Evidence About the State of the Darling River & Menindee Lakes

People who live in regions and towns connected to the Darling River can participate in the Citizens’ Inquiry in two ways:

  • (i) submit your written or oral recorded testimony to the Citizens’ Inquiry by 30th April:
  • and/or (ii) share your testimony at one of the public hearings being held from 19-28 March.

Please submit your testimony:

  • via the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM below;
  • by POST to:
    2019 Citizens’ Inquiry
    PO Box 405
    BANYO QLD 4014
  • or contact us by email at tribunal@earthlaws.org.au for other methods of submission.

Terms of Reference

Everyone who submits written or oral testimonies are asked to address any or all of the following Terms of Reference:

  • Are you reliant on the Darling River for drinking water, household water use, business use and/or farming?
  • What is the current state of the Darling where you live? (Describe what you see.)
  • What are the impacts of the Darling River on your personal and family life and your community or township?
  • What are the impacts of the Darling River on your personal business and your community economies?
  • What can you see as being the impacts of the zero-flows of the Darling River on the biodiversity and natural systems that make up the river and connected waterways, catchments and ecosystems?
  • In your view and understanding, what are the prime causes of the current state of the Darling River Basin?
  • In your view, what could or needs to be happening to restore the Darling River and its human and natural communities to a sustainable good health?

Submission Form

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My Submission


My Details


My Submission Materials

  • Please follow these three simple steps to submit your testimony.
  • 1. Title of My Statement/Testimony

  • 2. My Submission Document(s)

  • Please provide:

    • a written statement, AND / OR
    • an audio or video statement, AND / OR
    • a link to an audio or video statement.
  • 3. Supporting Documents (optional)

  • Please supply any supporting documentation. Supporting documents can include photos, reports, letters you have written, news articles etc.

Verification & Submission

Preferred file formats

  • Text documents – .pdf, Microsoft Word [.doc, .docx], Microsoft Excel [.xls, .xlxs]
  • Images – .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tiff
  • Audio files – .wav, .mp3, .aif
  • Videos – .mov, .mp4