On 25 June 2014 the Senate referred an inquiry into the structure and development of forestry managed investment schemes to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 27 October 2014. On 2 September 2014, the committee was granted an extension to report by 31 March 2015. On 2 December 2014, the committee received a further extension to report by 25 June 2015.
Initial closing date for submissions was 4 September 2014. Following the extension of the reporting date, the committee was accepting submissions until 15 December 2014.