Legislative Council - Budget Estimates 2016-2017
Ministers and senior public servants attend an annual Budget Estimates inquiry to answer questions about the expenditure, performance and effectiveness of their agencies.
Budget Estimates is a key process for government accountability and transparency. The Budget Estimates inquiry involves detailed questioning on the decisions, actions and advice of ministers and public servants.
The Budget Estimates inquiry is conducted by the Legislative Council’s six General Purpose Standing Committees.
The dates set aside for the public hearings in 2016 are listed below.
|Initial hearings||Monday, 29 August-Friday, 2 September 2016|
|Supplementary hearings||Tuesday, 4 October-Friday, 7 October 2016|
The timetable for individual hearings is yet to be decided by the House. The timetable will be published on this website as soon as it becomes available.
For more information, please contact the secretariat on (02) 9230 2898 or email email@example.com
Budget Estimates 2015-2016
For more information on the Budget Estimates process, please
refer to the Budget Estimates Manual 2015-2016 below.
150730 Budget Estimates manual 2015-2016.pdf
To access the webcast for Budget Estimates hearings, please click on the 'Webcast' for the relevant hearing in the hearing timetable below.
Please see attached a copy of the Terms of Reference establishing the inquiry into Budget Estimates 2015 - 2016, which includes the dates for this year’s Budget Estimates hearings.
2015 Terms of Reference_Budget Estimates 2015-16.pdf
Friday 9 October 2015
Hearing Timetable (Initial hearings)
Monday 31 August 2015 (GPSC 2 & 3)
Tuesday 1 September 2015 (GPSC 2 & 3)
Wednesday 2 September 2015 (GPSC 1, 4 & 5)
Thursday 3 September 2015 (GPSC 1, 4 & 6)
Friday 4 September 2015 (GPSC 5 & 6)
For transcripts and other information from last year's Budget Estimates inquiry process, please click on the relevant committees listed below.
General Purpose Standing Committee No. 1
General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2
General Purpose Standing Committee No. 3
General Purpose Standing Committee No. 4
General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5
Please note, the General Purpose Standing Committee No. 6
is a new Upper House committee established in 2015. Its portfolio responsibilities were previously examined by:
General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2: Veterans Affairs
General Purpose Standing Committee No. 3: Local Government, Regional Development, Small Business
General Purpose Standing Committee No. 4: Emergency Services
Skills, Innovation and Better Regulation and Corrections are new ministerial portfolios created in 2015.
For further information please contact Ms Angeline Chung,
Council Officer Assistant – Committees on 9230 3081
or email firstname.lastname@example.org