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Budget Estimates

​​​Legislative Council - Bu​​dget ​Esti​​​mates 2018-2019

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 Portfolio Committees.

The dates set aside for the 2018 hearings are listed below:

Initial hearingsThursday 30 August - Friday 7 September 2018
Supplementary hearingsMonday 8 October - Friday 12 October 2018

​​​Below is a copy of the Terms of Reference establishing the inquiry into Budget Estimates 2018-2019, including the dates for this year's Budget Estimates hearings. The timetable was agreed to by the Legislative Council on 20 June 2018. 

Terms of Reference - Budget Estimates 2018-2019.pdf

2018 Timetable of initial hearings

Thursday 30 August 2018 (PC 4)

Time​Portfolio​PC​Room​Documents

2.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Police, Emergency Services (Grant)

​4

​Macquarie

​Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions

 

 Friday 31 August 2018 (PC 5 & 6)

Time​Portfolio​PC​Room​Documents
​9.00 am - 1.00 pm
​Primary Industries, Regional Water, Trade and Industry (Blair)​5​Macquarie

​Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions

​9.00 am - 1.00 pm ​Planning, Housing, Special Minister of State (Roberts)
​6Jubilee

​Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

​2.00 pm - 6.00 pm
​Transport and Infrastructure (Constance)​5​Macquarie

​Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

​2.00 pm - 5.00 pm ​Resources, Energy and Utilities, Arts (Harwin)​6Jubilee

​Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

 

Monday 3 September 2018 (PC 1 & 5)

​Time​PortfolioPC Room​Documents
9.00 am - 12.00 pm
​Finance, Services and Property (Dominello)
​1​Jubilee

​Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions

​2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
​Lands and Forestry, Racing (Toole)
​5
​Macquarie

Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions

2.00 pm - 6.00 pm
​Treasury, Industrial Relations (Perrottet)
​1​Jubilee

​Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions

 

Tuesday 4 September 2018 (PC 3, & 4)

Time​PortfolioPCRoomDocuments
​9.00 am - 11.00 am ​Early Childhood Education, Aboriginal Affairs, Assistant Minister for Education (Mitchell)
​3
​Macquarie

​Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions

​9.00 am - 12.00 pm
Counter Terrorism, Corrections, Veterans Affairs (Elliott)
​4Jubilee

​Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

​2.00 pm - 4.00 pm ​Regional New South Wales, Skills, Small Business (Barilaro)
​3
​Macquarie

​Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

​2.00 pm - 4.00 pm ​Attorney General (Speakman)
4
​Jubilee

​Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

 

Wednesday 5 September 2018 (PC 2 & 3)

​Time​PortfolioPC​Room​Documents

​9.00 am - 12.00 pm

Multiculturalism, Disability Services (Williams)

​2
Macquarie

​Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answ​​ers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

Answers to further supplementary questions​

2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Family and Community Services, Social Housing, Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Goward)
​2
​Macquarie

Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions

​2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Tourism and Major Events, Assistant Minister for Skills (Marshall)
3
Jubilee

​Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions

 

Thursday 6 September 2018 (PC 1 & 2)

Time​PortfolioPC​Room​Documents
​9.00 am - 12.00 pm
​Mental Health, Women, Ageing (Davies)
2
​Macquarie

​Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

9.00 am - 11.00 am
​Innovation and Better Regulation (Kean)
​1
Jubilee

​Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

​12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
​The Legislature (Ajaka)
​1
​Jubilee

Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

​2.00 pm - 6.00 pm
​Health, Medical Research (Hazzard)
​2
​Macquarie

Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

​2.00 pm - 6.00 pm
​Premier (Berejiklian)
​1
​Jubilee

Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

Friday 7 September 2018 (PC 3, 5 & 6)

​Time​PortfolioPC​Room​Documents
​9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Education (Stokes)
​3
​Macquarie

​Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

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Answers to supplementary questions​

​9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Roads, Maritime and Freight (Pavey)
​5

Jubilee

​Hearing schedule

Transcript

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Answers to supplementary questions​

​2.00 pm - 6.00 pm 
​Environment, Local Government, Heritage (Upton)
​6
​Macquarie

Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

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Answers to supplementary questions​

​2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
​Western Sydney, WestConnex, Sport (Ayres)
​5
​Jubilee

Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

 

For more information, please contact the secretariat at (02) 9230 3067 or email budget.estimates@parliament.nsw.gov.au.​

For transcripts and other information relating to Budget Estimates 2016-2017, please click here.