The committee considered this inquiry in the 44th Parliament. The inquiry lapsed at the dissolution of the Senate on 9 May 2016.
On 15 September 2016, the Senate agreed to re-adopt the inquiry with a reporting date of 16 November 2016.
The committee has resolved not to call for new submissions but to rely on submissions received during the 44th Parliament. All correspondence and evidence previously received for this inquiry has been made available to the new committee. This means that submissions already provided to the committee about this issue do not need to be re-submitted.
On 2 February 2016, the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report:
The medical complaints process in Australia.
The terms of reference are:
Please note the committee has published a guide to interpreting the terms of reference, which is available on the main terms of reference page.
Submissions were sought by 13 May 2016. The reporting date is 16 November 2016. On 10 November 2016, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 30 November 2016.
The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)
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Response from Dietitians Association of Australia to adverse comments made during the public hearing on 1 November 2016.