Bills currently referred to Senate committees

Bills may be referred to committees at any stage for inquiry and report. The provisions of many bills are referred before the bill is received from the House of Representatives to maximise the time available for the committee inquiry.

Committees may table reports on any sitting day, or may present them when the Senate is not sitting, in which case the report is tabled on the next available sitting day.

Title Committee referred to Referred date Reporting date
Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Amendment Bill 2023Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee22 June 20239 August 2023
Climate Change Amendment (Duty of Care and Intergenerational Climate Equity) Bill 2023Environment and Communications Legislation Committee3 August 20231 March 2024
Competition and Consumer (Gas Market Code) Regulations 2023Economics Legislation Committee8 August 20236 October 2023
Copyright Legislation Amendment (Fair Pay for Radio Play) Bill 2023Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee10 August 202320 June 2024
Customs Legislation Amendment (Commercial Greyhound Export and Import Prohibition) Bill 2021Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee11 May 202318 October 2023
Defence Capability Assurance and Oversight Bill 2023Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee11 May 20237 September 2023
Electoral Legislation Amendment (Fairer Contracts and Grants) Bill 2023Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee7 September 20234 March 2024
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Climate Trigger) Bill 2022 [No. 2]Environment and Communications Committee8 September 20226 December 2023
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Save the Koala) Bill 2021Environment and Communications Committee28 July 20226 December 2023
Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023Education and Employment Legislation Committee7 September 20231 February 2024
Higher Education Support Amendment (Response to the Australian Universities Accord Interim Report) Bill 2023Education and Employment Legislation Committee10 August 202313 September 2023
Housing Australia Future Fund Bill 2023 [No. 2] [Provisions], National Housing Supply and Affordability Council Bill 2023 [No. 2] [Provisions] and the Treasury Law Amendment (Housing Measures No. 1) Bill 2023 [No. 2] [Provisions]Economics Legislation Committee10 August 202324 October 2023
Murdoch Media Inquiry Bill 2023Environment and Communications Legislation Committee11 May 202312 December 2023
Nature Repair Market Bill 2023 [Provisions] and Nature Repair Market (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2023 [Provisions]Environment and Communications Legislation Committee30 March 20231 November 2023
Performance of the Department of Defence in supporting the capability and capacity of Australia’s defence industryForeign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee21 June 202331 March 2024
Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Amendment (Vaccine Indemnity) Bill 2023Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee10 August 202318 March 2024
Statutory Declarations Amendment Bill 2023 [Provisions]Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee7 September 202318 October 2023
Water Amendment (Restoring Our Rivers) Bill 2023 [Provisions]Environment and Communications Legislation Committee7 September 20238 November 2023

Migration Amendment (Overseas Organ Transplant Disclosure and Other Measures) Bill 2023


Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee9 November 202330 March 2024

Australian Naval Nuclear Power Safety Bill 2023 [Provisions] and Australian Naval Nuclear Power Safety (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2023 [Provisions]


Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee16 November 202324 April 2024

Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee Bill 2023 [Provisions]

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

19 October 202323 November 2023

Paid Parental Leave Amendment (More Support for Working Families) Bill 2023 [Provisions]

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

19 October 20235 February 2024

Protecting the Spirit of Sea Country Bill 2023

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee19 October 202328 June 2024

Treasury Laws Amendment Tax Accountability and Fairness Bill 2023

Economics Legislation Committee30 November 202318 April 2024

Communications Legislation Amendment (Prominence and Anti-siphoning) Bill 2023 [Provisions]

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

30 November 202326 March 2024

Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2023 [Provisions]

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee30 November 202330 April 2024

Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Bill 2023 [Provisions] and related bills


Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

16 November 20235 February 2024

Improving consumer experiences, choice, and outcomes in Australia’s retirement system


Senate Standing Committees on Economics References Committee

27 November 202330 June 2024

Digital ID Bill 2023 and the Digital ID (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2023

 
Economics Legislation Committee30 November 202328 February 2024

Help to Buy Bill 2023 and the Help to Buy Bill (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2023 [Provisions]

Economics Legislation Committee30 November 202316 April 2024

Treasury Laws Amendment (Reserve Bank Reforms) Bill 2023 [Provisions]

Economics Legislation Committee7 December 202321 March 2024

Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2023 [Provisions]

Economics Legislation Committee30 November 202328 March 2024

Government Amendments to Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Multinationals Pay Their Fair Share-Integrity and Transparency) Bill 2023

Economics Legislation Committee5 December 20235 February 2024

Australian Research Council Amendment (Review Response) Bill 2023 [Provisions]

Education and Employment Legislation Committee7 December 20235 February 2024

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Consumer Safeguards and Other Measures) Bill 2023 [Provisions]

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

8 February 202414 March 2024

Treasury Laws Amendment (Better targeted Superannuation Concessions and Other Measures) Bill 2023 and a related bill [Provisions]

Economics Legislation Committee7 December 202319 April 2024

COAG Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 [Provisions]

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

8 February 202414 March 2024

Administrative Review Tribunal Bill 2023 [Provisions] and related bills

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

8 February 202424 July 2024

Criminal Code Amendment (Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes) Bill 2024

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

8 February 202413 November 2024

Parliament House Calendar