On 23 July 2019, the Senate agreed to the committee's recommendation that this inquiry be re-adopted in the 46th Parliament for inquiry and report by 17 September 2019.
On 9 September 2019, the Senate granted an extension of time to report until 3 December 2019.
On 14 October 2019, the Senate granted a further extension of time to report until 16 March 2020.
On 24 February 2020, the Senate granted a further extension of time to report until 16 June 2020.
On 26 March 2020, the reporting date was extended from 16 June 2020 to the second sitting Wednesday of 2021.
On 9 February 2021, the reporting date was extended from 17 February 2021 to 3 March 2021.
On 26 February 2021, the Committee presented a progress report recommending that the Senate grant an extension of time to report until 28 April 2021.
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. The committee intends to refer to the evidence received during the 45th Parliament.
The committee has postponed its public hearing which was scheduled to take place in Sydney on Wednesday 18 March 2020 into the impact of feral deer, pigs and goats in Australia.