On 19 September 2019, the Senate referred an inquiry into Australia’s oil and gas reserves to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by the first sitting day in March 2020.
Submissions closed on 1 November 2019.
In December 2019, the reporting date was extended to 16 September 2020.
One 15 June 2020, the Senate granted the committee a further extension to report by the 16 December 2020.
On Thursday, 12 November 2020, pursuant to the temporary order agreed on 23 March 2020, the Senate Economics References Committee agreed that the time for presentation of the report of the inquiry into Australia'a Oil and Gas Reserves be extended from 16 December 2020 to 30 June 2021.