On 19 September 2019, the Senate referred an inquiry into Australia’s sovereign naval shipbuilding capability to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by the 3 December 2020.
The committee is currently accepting submissions.
In light of the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and consequent health risks, all previously scheduled face-to-face public hearings of the Senate Standing Committees on Economics have been postponed until further notice. However, the committee is examining the potential of conducting some hearings via teleconference and will be in contact with relevant stakeholders. In the interim, please check the committee website for any updates.