On 26 June, the Senate referred the following matter to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report:
- the work undertaken by the Australian Federal Police's Oil for Food Taskforce;
- the level of resourcing that was provided and used by the taskforce; and
- any other related matters.
The reporting date was 4 September 2014. On 21 November 2014, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 19 March 2015.