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.
Information on this committee in the 45th Parliament will be presented here as soon as it is available.
On 2 February 2016 the Senate referred the following matter for inquiry and report by 22 June 2016
The risks and opportunities associated with the use of the bumblebee population in Tasmania for commercial pollination purposes.
The closing date for submissions is 3 March 2016. The reporting date is 22 June 2016.