On 1 September 2016, the Senate referred the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting) Bill 2015 to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 October 2016.
The bill was also referred to the committee in 44th Parliament and an inquiry commenced. The inquiry lapsed at the dissolution of the Senate on 9 May 2016.
The committee has resolved not to call for new submissions but to refer to the submissions received during the 44th Parliament.
On 10 October 2016, the Senate granted an extension of time to report until 6 December 2016. On 28 November 2016, the Senate granted a further extension of time to report until 28 February 2017.
On 14 February 2017, the Senate granted a further extension of time to report until 29 March 2017.