On 14 March 2012 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report:
An examination of recent developments in the banking sector arising out of the impact of the global financial crisis and subsequent events.
The full terms of reference can be found here
Correspondence from Senator Xenophon to the Committee can be found here
Submissions should be received by 31 May 2012. The initial reporting date was 31 October 2012.
On 30 October 2012, the Senate granted an extension to the reporting date until 28 November 2012
The Committee is seeking written submissions from interested individuals and organisations preferably in electronic form submitted online
or sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
as an attached Adobe PDF or MS Word format document. The email must include full postal address and contact details.
Alternatively, written submissions may be sent to:
Senate Economics References Committee
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600
Notes to help you prepare your submission are available from the website at http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/wit_sub/index.htm
. Alternatively, the Committee Secretariat will be able to help you with your inquiries and can be contacted on telephone +61 2 6277 3540 or facsimile +61 2 6277 5719 or by email to email@example.com
Inquiries from hearing and speech impaired people should be directed to Parliament House TTY number 02 6277 7799. Adobe also provides tools at http://access.adobe.com/
for the blind and visually impaired to access PDF documents. If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.
Once the Committee accepts your submission, it becomes a confidential Committee document and is protected by Parliamentary Privilege. You must not
release your submission without the Committee's permission. If you do, it will not be protected by Parliamentary Privilege. At some stage during the inquiry, the Committee normally makes submissions public and places them on its website. Please indicate if you want your submission to be kept confidential.