On 6 July 2011, the Senate referred the matter of the examination of the Foreign Investment Review Board national interest test to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry.
The Senate Committee tabled its final report on 26 June 2013. The committee’s report had 29 recommendations. The dissenting report had two recommendations. The report’s key findings focused on information gaps, transparency and scrutiny of the national interest test, and the Foreign Investment Review Board investment screening thresholds.
On 10 August 2018, the Parliament tabled the Government response to these recommendations.