Budget Estimates 2015-2016

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 six General Purpose Standing Committees.

For more information, please refer to the Budget Estimates Manual 2015-2016 attached.

150730 Budget Estimates manual 2015-2016.pdf150730 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.pdf2015 Terms of Reference_Budget Estimates 2015-16.pdf

Hearing Timetable

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
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule
Transcript
9.00 am – 11.00 amEarly Childhood Education, Aboriginal Affairs (Williams)3Jubilee
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule

Transcript
2.00 pm – 6.00 pmRoads, Maritime and Freight (Gay)2Macquarie
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule

Transcript

2.00 pm – 6.00 pmEducation (Piccoli)3Jubilee
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule

Transcript


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
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule

Transcript

9.00 am – 1.00 pmMental Health, Medical Research, Women, Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Goward)3Macquarie
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule

Transcript

2.00 pm – 6.00 pmTransport and Infrastructure (Constance)2Jubilee
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule
2.00 pm – 6.00 pmHealth (Skinner)3Macquarie
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule



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
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule
9.00 am – 12.00 pmFinance, Services and Property (Perrottet)1Macquarie
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule
12.15 pm – 1.00 pmThe Legislature (Harwin)1Macquarie
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule
2.00 pm – 6.00 pmPlanning (Stokes)4Jubilee
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule
2.00 pm – 5.00 pmIndustry, Resources and Energy (Roberts)5Macquarie
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule

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
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule
9.00 am – 1.00 pmTreasury, Industrial Relations (Berejiklian)1Jubilee
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule
2.00 pm – 4.00 pmAttorney General (Upton)4Macquarie
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule
2.00 pm – 6.00 pmPremier, Western Sydney (Baird)1Jubilee
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule
4.15 pm – 6.00 pmInnovation and Better Regulation (Dominello)6Macquarie
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule

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
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule
9.00 am – 11.00 amLocal Government (Toole)6Macquarie
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule
11.15 am. – 1.00 pmRegional Development, Skills, Small Business (Barilaro)6Macquarie
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule
2.00 pm – 5.00 pmEnvironment, Heritage (Speakman)5Jubilee
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule
2.00 pm – 5.00 pmCorrections, Emergency Services, Veterans Affairs (Elliot)6Macquarie
(Webcast)
Hearing schedule






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