Budget Estimates

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 hearingsMonday, 29 August-Friday, 2 September 2016
Supplementary hearingsTuesday, 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 at (02) 9230 3081 or email budget.estimates@parliament.nsw.gov.au.


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

More information

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

Supplementary hearing

Friday 9 October 2015
Time
      Portfolio
      (including hearing schedule)
GPSCRoomDocuments
(will be uploaded when received)
10.00 am - 11.30 am Disability Services 2Macquarie Hearing schedule
Transcript

Hearing Timetable (Initial hearings)

Monday 31 August 2015 (GPSC 2 & 3)
Time
      Portfolio
      (including hearing schedule)
GPSCRoomDocuments
(will be uploaded when received)
9.00 am – 12.00 pmFamily and Community Services, Social Housing (Hazzard)
2Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice
9.00 am – 11.00 amEarly Childhood Education, Aboriginal Affairs (Williams)3Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice
2.00 pm – 6.00 pmRoads, Maritime and Freight (Gay)2Macquarie
Hearing schedule

Transcript
Questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice

2.00 pm – 6.00 pmEducation (Piccoli)3Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice
Tabled document

Tuesday 1 September 2015 (GPSC 2 & 3)
Time
    Portfolio
    (including hearing schedule)
GPSCRoomDocuments available
(will be uploaded when received)
9.00 am – 12.00 pmAgeing, Disability Services, Multiculturalism (Ajaka)2Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice
9.00 am – 1.00 pmMental Health, Medical Research, Women, Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Goward)3Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice
2.00 pm – 6.00 pmTransport and Infrastructure (Constance)2Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
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Answers to questions on notice
2.00 pm – 6.00 pmHealth (Skinner)3Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice
Tabled document



Wednesday 2 September 2015 (GPSC 1, 4 & 5)
Time
    Portfolio
    (including hearing schedule)
GPSCRoomDocuments available
(will be uploaded when received)
9.00 am – 12.00 pmTrade, Tourism and Major Events, Sport (Ayres)4Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice
9.00 am – 12.00 pmFinance, Services and Property (Perrottet)1Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
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Answers to questions on notice
12.15 pm – 1.00 pmThe Legislature (Harwin)1Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
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Answers to questions on notice
2.00 pm – 6.00 pmPlanning (Stokes)4Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
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2.00 pm – 5.00 pmIndustry, Resources and Energy (Roberts)5Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
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Thursday 3 September 2015 (GPSC 1, 4 & 6)
Time
      Portfolio
      (including hearing schedule)
GPSCRoomDocuments
(will be uploaded when received)
9.00 am – 1.00 pmJustice and Police, Arts, Racing (Grant)4Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice
9.00 am – 1.00 pmTreasury, Industrial Relations (Berejiklian)1Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice
2.00 pm – 4.00 pmAttorney General (Upton)4Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
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Answers to questions on notice
2.00 pm – 6.00 pmPremier, Western Sydney (Baird)1Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Tabled document
Answers to questions on notice
4.15 pm – 6.00 pmInnovation and Better Regulation (Dominello)6Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice

Friday 4 September 2015 (GPSC 5 & 6)
Time
      Portfolio
      (including hearing schedule)
GPSCRoomDocuments
(will be uploaded when received)
9.00 am – 1.00 pmPrimary Industries, Lands and Water (Blair)5Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice
9.00 am – 11.00 amLocal Government (Toole)6Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
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Answers to questions on notice
11.15 am. – 1.00 pmRegional Development, Skills, Small Business (Barilaro)6Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
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Answers to questions on notice
2.00 pm – 5.00 pmEnvironment, Heritage (Speakman)5Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
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Answers to questions on notice
2.00 pm – 5.00 pmCorrections, Emergency Services, Veterans Affairs (Elliott)6Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice






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 budget.estimates@parliament.nsw.gov.au