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 timetable and the Budget Estimates resolution 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


Budget Estimates 2014-2015 timetable

Click on the portfolio to access hearing schedules, transcripts and answers to question on notice and supplementary questions.

Supplementary hearings
Thursday 20 November 2014 (GPSC 3)
      Time
      Portfolio
GPSCRoom
4.30 pm-6.00 pmTrade and Investment 3 Waratah


Monday 18 August 2014 (GPSC 2 & 5)
      Time
      Portfolio
GPSCRoom
9.00 am - 1.00 pm

9.00 am - 12.00 pm

12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
Health, Medical Research (Skinner)

Health

Medical Research
2Macquarie

Webcast

2.00 pm - 5.00 pm

2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

3.45 pm - 5.00 pm

Citizenship and Communities, Aboriginal Affairs, Veterans Affairs (Dominello)

Citizenship and Communities

Aboriginal Affairs, Veterans Affairs
2Macquarie

Webcast

10.30 am - 1.00 pmPrimary Industries (Hodgkinson)

Primary Industries
5814/815

No webcast available

2.00 pm - 5.00 pm

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

4.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Natural Resources, Lands and Water, Western NSW (Humphries)


Natural Resources, Lands and Water

Western NSW

5814/815

No webcast available



Tuesday 19 August 2014 (GPSC 2 & 3)
      Time
    Portfolio
GPSCRoom
9.00 am - 1.00 pm

9.00 am - 10.30 am

10.45 am - 12.15 pm

12.15 pm - 1.00 pm
Transport, The Hunter (Berejiklian)

Transport

Ferries, Rail, State Transit

The Hunter
3Macquarie

Webcast

2.00 pm - 2.45 pmThe Legislature (Harwin)3Macquarie

Webcast

3.00 pm - 5.00 pmLocal Government (Toole)3Macquarie

Webcast

9.00 am - 12.00 pm

9.00 am – 11.00 am

11.00 am – 12.00 pm
Ageing, Disability Services, The Illawarra (Ajaka)

Ageing, Disability Services

The Illawarra
2814/815

No webcast available

12.15 pm - 1.15 pmMental Health (Rowell)2814/815

No webcast available

2.00 pm - 6.00 pmEducation (Piccoli)2814/815

No webcast available



Wednesday 20 August 2014 (GPSC 4 & 5)
      Time
              Portfolio
GPSCRoom
9.00 am - 1.30 pm


9.00 am - 12.00 pm

12.15 pm - 1.30 pm
Police and Emergency Services, Sport and Recreation (Ayres)

Police and Emergency Services

Sport and Recreation
4Macquarie

Webcast

2.00 pm - 6.00 pm

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

4.15 pm - 6.00 pm
Attorney General, Justice (Hazzard)

Attorney General

Justice
4Macquarie

Webcast

9.00 am - 1.00 pm


9.00 am - 10.45 am

11.00 am - 12.00 pm

12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
The Environment, Heritage, The Central Coast (Stokes)

The Environment

Heritage

The Central Coast
5814/815

No webcast available

2.00 pm - 6.00 pm


2.00 pm - 5.00 pm

5.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Resources and Energy, Special Minister of State (Roberts)

Resources and Energy

Special Minister of State
5814/815

No webcast available



Thursday 21 August 2014 (GPSC 1 & 3)

      Time
              Portfolio
GPSCRoom
9.00 am - 1.00 pm


9.00 am - 11.00 am


11.15 am - 12.15 pm

12.15 pm - 1.00 pm

Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services, Tourism and Major Events, Small Business, The North Coast (Stoner)

Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services

Tourism and Major Events, Small Business

The North Coast
3814/815

No webcast available

2.00 pm - 6.00 pm

2.00 pm - 5.00 pm

5.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Roads and Freight (Gay)

Roads

Freight

3814/815

No webcast available

9.00 am - 1.00 pm

9.00 am - 12.00 pm

12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
Planning, Women (Goward)

Planning

Women
1Macquarie

Webcast

2.00 pm - 6.00 pm

2.00 pm - 5.00 pm

5.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Premier, Infrastructure, Western Sydney (Baird)

Premier, Infrastructure

Western Sydney
1Macquarie

Webcast


Friday 22 August 2014 (GPSC 1 & 4)

      Time
      Portfolio
GPSCRoom
9.00 am - 1.00 pm

9.00 am - 12.00 pm

12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
Treasury, Industrial Relations (Constance)

Treasury

Industrial Relations
1Macquarie

Webcast

2.00 pm - 5.00 pmFinance and Services (Perrottet)1Macquarie

Webcast

9.00 am - 10.30 amFair Trading (Mason-Cox)4814/815

No webcast available

10.45 am - 12.15 pm

10.45 am - 11.45 am

11.45 am - 12.15 pm
Hospitality, Gaming and Racing, The Arts (Grant)

Hospitality, Gaming and Racing

The Arts
4814/815

No webcast available

2.00 pm - 5.00 pmFamily and Community Services (Upton)4814/815

No webcast available