On 8 February 2017 the Senate referred the following matter to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2017:
Impact of Defence training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities.
Submissions to this inquiry close on 28 April 2017.
On 13 November 2017 the Senate agreed to extend the reporting date to 29 March 2018.
On 20 March 2018 the Senate agreed to extend the reporting date to 10 May 2018.