The Senate Inquiry into non-confirming building products has been re-adopted after lapsing in May in the lead up to the election.
The inquiry will be required to report on May 25, 2017 and will have additional terms of reference to look at the illegal importation of asbestos as well as how to improve the regulatory framework to avoid this, including better policing, enforcement and screening asbestos projects etc.
The inquiry is also looking into better collaboration between state and federal government.
Public submissions into the inquiry have also be reopened by the committee. These need to reach the committee by the 1st of December to be considered.