On 23 August 2018, the Senate referred the My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018 to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report.
Submissions were sought by 14 September 2018. The reporting date is 8 October 2018.
On 19 September 2018, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 12 October 2018.
The Community Affairs Committees have agreed to share relevant evidence in the My Health Record system inquiry and the inquiry into the My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018. Only matters related to provisions of the Bill will be considered in the Legislation Committee inquiry.