At the dissolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 for a general election on 2 July 2016, the parliamentary committees of the 44th Parliament ceased to exist. Therefore inquiries that were not completed have lapsed and submissions cannot be received. However, information about the inquiries is still available on this website.
Information on committees for the 45th Parliament will be presented here as soon as it is available.
On 18 March 2015, the Senate moved that the following matters be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 12 August 2015.
The effect of market consolidation on the red meat processing sector.
Submissions should be received by 30 June 2015. The reporting date is 12 August 2015. On 14 May 2015, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 17 March 2016. On 22 February 2015, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 5 May 2016.