Terms of reference
On 28 November 2012 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Community Affairs Committee for inquiry and report:
The impacts on health of air quality in Australia, including:
(a) particulate matter, its sources and effects;
(b) those populations most at risk and the causes that put those populations at risk;
(c) the standards, monitoring and regulation of air quality at all levels of government; and
(d) any other related matters.
The reporting date for the inquiry was set by the Senate for 16 May 2013. On 18 June 2013 the Senate granted an extension of time to report until 12 August 2013.