The committee has decided to table this interim report primarily focused on the issues affecting Arrium, drawing on evidence provided by submitters and witnesses from the Whyalla region. The committee will table a final report by 1 December 2017 which will cover in depth the broader issues canvassed in this inquiry.
The interim report is structured as follows:
• chapter 1—provides background information to the inquiry and presents an overview of the steel industry in Australia and the current challenges and pressures; and
• chapter 2—outlines the current position of Arrium and its contribution to Whyalla and sets out the committee's conclusions and recommendations.