On 24 June 2015, the Senate referred an inquiry into foreign bribery to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 1 July 2016.
The inquiry lapsed at the end of the 44th Parliament.
On 11 October 2016, the Senate agreed to the committee's recommendation that this inquiry be re-adopted in the 45th Parliament. The committee is to report by 30 June 2017.
On 20 June 2017, the Senate granted the committee an extension to report by 7 December 2017.
On 27 November 2017, the Senate granted the committee a further extension to report by 7 February 2018.
On 5 February 2018, the Senate granted the committee a further extension to report by 28 March 2018.
All correspondence and evidence previously received for this inquiry has been made available to the new committee. This means that submissions already provided to the committee about this issue do not need to be re-submitted. Submissions to this inquiry received in the 44th Parliament can be accessed here.
The committee intends to refer to all evidence received during the 44th Parliament.