On 8 February 2017, the Senate referred an inquiry into the rehabilitation of mining and resources projects as it relates to Commonwealth responsibilities to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 23 August 2017.
The closing date for submissions is 10 April 2017.
On 13 June 2017, the Senate granted an extension to report by 18 October 2017.
On 12 September 2017, the Senate granted a further extension of time to report to the second last sitting day of the autumn sittings of 2018.
On 26 March 2018, the Senate granted a further extension to report by 22 August 2018.
On 27 March 2018, the Senate resolved to vary the terms of reference to expand the inquiry to include consideration of the rehabilitation of power station ash dams.
The closing date for submissions relating to the amended terms of reference is 18 April 2018.
On 25 June 2018, the Senate granted a further extension of time to report until 18 October 2018.
On 16 October 2018, the Senate granted a further extension of time to report until 28 November 2018.
Committee Secretariat contact:
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: +61 2 6277 3585
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794