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.

More information

The dates for this year’s Budget Estimates hearings will be determined after Parliament resumes sitting in early May. The hearing dates will be published on this webpage.

For further information please contact Ms Madeleine Foley, Director – Committees on 9230 3586 or Madeleine.Foley@parliament.nsw.gov.au.