On 12 September 2012 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport for inquiry and report;
The proposed importation of potatoes from New Zealand.
On 14 November 2013 the Senate agreed to the Committee’s recommendation that this inquiry be re-adopted in the 44th Parliament.
The reporting date was 28 February 2014. On 28 February 2014, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 31 March 2014.