On 20 June 2012, the Senate agreed that the following matters be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 10 October 2012.
The effect on Australian pineapple growers of importing fresh pineapple from Malaysia, including:
(a) the scientific basis on which the provisional final import risk analysis report regarding the importation of fresh, decrowned pineapple has been developed;
(b) the risk and consequences of the importation possibly resulting in the introduction of pest species;
(c) the adequacy of the quarantine conditions recommended by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; and
(d) any other related matter.