On 11 October 2016, the Senate agreed to the Senate Economics References Committee's recommendation that the inquiry into non-conforming building products be re-adopted in the 45th Parliament.
On 13 October 2016, the committee resolved to re-open submissions and broaden the inquiry to address the illegal importation of products containing asbestos. Additional terms of reference were adopted.
An interim report was published on 18 October 2016.
Submissions on the inquiry close on 1 December 2016 and the committee is anticipated to issue its final report by 25 May 2017.