Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements chair Mark Binskin (Image: AAP/Supplied)

Already, there has been an inquiry announced as a result of coronavirus -- in this case in response to the Ruby Princess fiasco. Barrister Bret Walker will be given "extraordinary powers" to investigate all matters and agencies related to the ship.

But elsewhere, the inquiry bandwagon into other pressing national matters has been slowed, or entirely halted. Here is an update.

Bushfires

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements began last Thursday and, due to complications in information gathering thanks to the coronavirus, has extended its submission date by two weeks until April 28. It's already received over 400 submissions, and many are calling for the deadline to be extended further.