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Budget Estimates

Budget Estimates

Legislative Council - Bu​​dget ​Esti​​​mates 2020-2021


About Budget Estimates inquiry

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 seven Portfolio Committees.

According to the resolution passed by the House on 11 November 2020, initial hearings of the Budget Estimates inquiry are to be scheduled over 12 days from 25 February to 26 February 2021, 1 March to 5 March 2021, and 8 March to 12 March 2021.

The Budget Estimates resolution and schedule was agreed to by the House on 18 November 2020, referring the Budget Estimates and related papers for 2020-2021 to the Portfolio Committees for inquiry and report.  

More information about Budget Estimates processes and procedures can be found in the guide below: 

 Budget Estimates Guide 2020-2021


Initial Hearings

Thursday 25 February 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

​9.30 am – 8.30 pm 
Transport and Roads (Constance)
6
​Macquarie

​ 





 











9.30 am – 8.30 pm

Special Minister of State, Public Service and Employee Relations, Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts (Harwin)
​1
​Jubilee









Friday 26 February 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 8.30 pm

Deputy Premier, Regional New South Wales, Industry and Trade (Barilaro)
4
​Macquarie















​9.30 am – 8.30 pm
Families, Communities and Disability Services (Ward)




5
​Jubilee



Monday 1 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room
​Documents
​9.30 am – 8.30 pm
Tertiary Education and Skills (Lee)





​3

​Macquarie





​9.30 am – 8.30 pm 
Water, Property and Housing (Pavey)
​4
​Jubilee

 




​ 







9.30 am – 12.30 pm


​The Legislature (Ajaka)




1
​Preston Stanley


Tuesday 2 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 8.30 pm 

 

Attorney General and Prevention of Domestic Violence (Speakman)
5
​Macquarie












9.30 am – 8.30 p

Energy and Environment (Kean)



​7
​Jubilee







Wednesday 3 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

​9.30 am – 8.30 pm 
 
Education and Early Childhood Learning (Mitchell)
3

​Macquarie














​9.30 am – 8.30 p

Agriculture and Western New South Wales (Marshall)
4

​Jubilee












Thursday 4 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

​9.30 am – 8.30 p
Health and Medical Research (Hazzard)
2
​Macquarie

 













​9.30 am – 8.30 pm
Premier (Berejiklian)
​1
​Jubilee

 














Friday 5 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room
​Documents
9.30 am – 8.30 pm
Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans (Lee)
​5

​Macquarie













9.30 am – 8.30 pm
Better Regulation and Innovation (Anderson)




​6
Jubilee






Monday 8 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 8.30 pm




Treasury (Perrottet)





1
​Macquarie




9.30 am – 8.30 pm
Customer Service (Dominello)




6
Jubilee





Tuesday 9 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 8.30 pm




Counter Terrorism and Corrections (Roberts)




​5

​Macquarie




9.30 am – 8.30 pm
Planning and Public Space (Stokes)
7
​Jubilee



Wednesday 10 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 8.30 pm



​Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney (Ayres)




1
​Macquarie


9.30 am – 8.30 pm
Regional Transport and Road (Toole)
​6
​Jubilee






Thursday 11 March 2021
​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 8.30 pm



Local Government (Hancock)





​7
​Macquarie






9.30 am – 8.30 pm
Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women (Taylor)
​2
Jubilee






Friday 12 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 8.30 pm


Police and Emergency Services (Elliott)
5
Macquarie






9.30 am – 8.30 pm
Finance and Small Business (Tudehope)
1

​Jubilee






For more information, please contact the secretariat at (02) 9230 3750 or email budget.estimates@parliament.nsw.gov.au.​

For transcripts and other information relating to Budget Estimates 2019-2020 please click here.