On 12 September 2012, the Senate agreed that the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 21 November 2012:
The proposed importation of potatoes from New Zealand, including:
(a) the validity and supporting scientific evidence underpinning the Pest Risk Analysis included in the New Zealand Potatoes Import Risk Analysis 2009;
(b) the extent of scientific knowledge and understanding of the Tomato/Potato Psyllid and other pests identified in the Draft Review of Import Conditions; and
(c) any related matters.