At the dissolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 for a general election on 2 July 2016, the parliamentary committees of the 44th Parliament ceased to exist. Therefore inquiries that were not completed have lapsed and submissions cannot be received. However, information about the inquiries is still available on this website.
Information on this committee in the 45th Parliament will be presented here as soon as it is available.
On 3 March 2016, the Senate referred the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Interest Charge) Bill 2016 to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report.
Submissions were sought by 15 April 2016. The reporting date is 20 June 2016.