Budget Estimates 2014-2015

What is Budget Estimates?
Each year Government ministers and senior public servants attend an annual Budget Estimates inquiry to answer questions about the expenditure, performance and effectiveness of their departments.

Budget Estimates is a key process for government accountability and transparency. The Budget Estimates inquiries involve detailed questioning by members of the Legislative Council on the decisions, actions and advice of ministers and public servants.

The Budget Estimates inquiries are conducted by the Legislative Council’s five General Purpose Standing Committees.

More information about Budget Estimates

Initial hearings
Initial hearings for Budget Estimates 2014-2015 will be held on Monday 18 August, through to Friday 22 August 2014. The terms of reference and a timetable for Budget Estimates 2014-2015 are available here.

Supplementary hearings
Dates for initial round of supplementary hearings will be held between 7 - 10 October 2014.

The Budget Estimates Manual 2014-2015 is available here. Detailed information about Budget Estimates, including relevant procedures, can be found in the Budget Estimates manual.

Further information is available by contacting the following committee staff:
  • Mr Stewart Smith, Director: (02) 9230 2798
  • Ms Christine Nguyen, Council Officer: (02) 9230 3509
  • Ms Angeline Chung, Council Officer Assistant, (02) 9230 3081

Budget Estimate links will appear here on Budget Estimate days

General Purpose Standing Committees

More information on the individual committees that conduct the Budget Estimates hearings can be found in the following links:

Working in the LC Professional Development Program
The Working in the Legislative Council Professional Development Program is a 12-week professional development program available to departmental officers who want to gain first-hand experience of the operations of the Legislative Council, including committees and the Budget Estimates process.

Click here for more information on the Working in the Legislative Council Professional Development Program.