On 16 September 2019, the Senate referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 14 May 2020:
The impact of seismic testing on fisheries and the marine environment, with particular reference to:
- the body of science and research into the use of seismic testing;
- the regulation of seismic testing in both Commonwealth and state waters;
- the approach taken to seismic testing internationally; and
- any other related matters
The closing date for submissions is 21 November 2019.
On 14 November 2019, the Committee agreed to extend the closing date for submissions to;16 December 2019.