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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, as agreed to by the Legislative Council on 20 June 2018.   

Terms of Reference - Budget Estimates 2018-2019.pdf

For more information on the Budget Estimates processes, please refer to the Budget Estimates Guide.

Budget Estimates - 2018-2019 - Guide.pdf

Reports​

Portfolio Committee​Date tabled​Final report
​Portfolio Committee No. 6
15 November 2018
Budget Estimates 2018-2019 - Report No. 9 
Portfolio Committee No. 5 
28 November 2018
Budget Estimates 2018-2019 - Report No. 50
Portfolio Committee No. 
5 December 2018
​Budget Estimates 2018-2019 - Report No. 48
Portfolio Committee No. 2 
5 December 2018
Budget Estimates 2018-2019 - Report  No. 50


2018 Supplementary hearings

Wednesday 19 December 2018 (PC4)

Time​Portfolio​PC​Room​Documents
10.00 am - 12.00 pm 
 

Corrections 

​Jubilee
 


Wednesday 31 October 2018 (PC4)


Monday 5 November 2018 (PC2)

Time​Portfolio​PC​Room​Documents
2.00 pm - 3.00 pm 

3.30 pm - 5.00 pm 

Family and Community Services

Disability Services 

​Macquarie
 
Hearing schedule

Transcript - Family and Community Services
Transcript - Disability Services

Questions on notice - Family and Community Services
Questions on notice - Disability Services

AQON - Family and Community Services
AQON - Disability Services 



2018 Timetable of initial hearings

Thursday 30 August 2018 (PC 4)

Time​Portfolio​PC​Room​Documents

2.00 pm - 3.20 pm

20 minutes break 

3.40 pm - 5.00 pm

Police, Emergency Services (Grant)


​Macquarie
 

Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Tabled documents 

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions

 

 Friday 31 August 2018 (PC 5 & 6)

Time​Portfolio​PC​Room​Documents
​9.00 am - 11.40 am
​Primary Industries, Regional Water, Trade and Industry (Blair)​5​Macquarie


Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Tabled documents

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions

​9.00 am - 11.40 am ​Planning, Housing, Special Minister of State (Roberts)
6Jubilee

Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Tabled documents

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

​2.00 pm - 4.40 pm
​Transport and Infrastructure (Constance)5​Macquarie

Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

Additional information to answers

​2.00 pm - 4.00 pm ​Resources, Energy and Utilities, Arts (Harwin)​6
Jubilee

Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Tabled documents

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

 

Monday 3 September 2018 (PC 1 & 5)

​Time​PortfolioPC Room​Documents
9.00 am - 11.00 am
​Finance, Services and Property (Dominello)
1​Jubilee

Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions

Attachment to answer to supplementary question No. 663 

​2.00 pm - 3.20 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 - 4.40 pm
​Treasury, Industrial Relations (Perrottet)
1​Jubilee

Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions

Additional information to answers

Additional information to supplementary answers

 

Tuesday 4 September 2018 (PC 3, & 4)

Time​PortfolioPCRoomDocuments
​9.00 am - 10.20 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 - 11.00 am
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 - 3.20 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​

Additional information to answers

​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 - 11.00 am

Multiculturalism, Disability Services (Williams)

2
Macquarie



​Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answ​​ers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

2.00 pm - 4.00 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 - 3.20 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 - 11.00 am
​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 - 10.20 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 - 12.40 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 - 4.40 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 - 4.40 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 - 11.40 am
Education (Stokes)
​3
​Macquarie

Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

​9.00 am - 11.40 am
Roads, Maritime and Freight (Pavey)
5

Jubilee

Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions​

​2.00 pm - 4.40 pm 
​Environment, Local Government, Heritage (Upton)
​6
​Macquarie

Hearing schedule

Transcript

Questions on notice

Supplementary questions

Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions

​2.00 pm - 3.20 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 3313 or email budget.estimates@parliament.nsw.gov.au.​

For transcripts and other information relating to Budget Estimates 2017-2018, please click here and navigate to the Budget Estimates 2017-2018 inquiry links.