Personal choice and community impacts

At the dissolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 for a general election on 2 July 2016, the parliamentary committees of the 44th Parliament ceased to exist. Therefore inquiries that were not completed have lapsed and submissions cannot be received.  However, information about the inquiries is still available on this website. 

On 11 October 2016, the Senate agreed not to re-refer this inquiry in the 45th Parliament.


On 25 June 2015, the Senate referred an inquiry into personal choice and community impacts to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 13 June 2016

The committee extended the closing date for submissions to 18 September 2015.

Submissions for this inquiry have now closed.

Submission deadline Inquiry term of reference

5 October 2015 (closed)

Bicycle helmet laws (term d)

4 November 2015 (closed)

Sale and service of alcohol (term b)                 

30 November 2015 (closed)

Sale and use of marijuana and associated products (term c)

4 January 2016 (closed)

Sale and use of tobacco and nicotine and e-cigarettes (term a)

1 February 2016 (closed)

Classification of publications, films and computer games (term e)

1 March 2016 (closed)

Any other measures introduced to restrict personal choice (term f)

Please contact the committee secretariat on (02) 6277 3585 if you have any questions about this inquiry.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Additional Support Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3585
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794
committee.sen@aph.gov.au

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