On 20 August 2015 the Senate referred the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standing) Bill 2015 for inquiry and report.
The closing date for submissions is Friday, 11 September 2015. The reporting date is Monday, 12 October 2015.
The hearings scheduled for 17, 21, 23 and 24 September 2015 have been postponed.
On 12 October 2015, the Senate granted an extension of time to report by the second last sitting day in February 2016.