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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

While the Budget Estimates 2020-2021 resolution states that hearings will begin at 9.30 am and conclude by 8.30 pm, please note that each committee has resolved the following times for the examination of their respective portfolios.

For Portfolio Committees 1- 6, an additional 15 minutes has been reserved for Government questions, if required, at the end of each session. If not used, hearings will conclude 15 minutes earlier, for example at 12.30 pm or 5.00 pm.


Thursday 25 February 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

​9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm
Special Minister of State, Public Service and Employee Relations, Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts (Harwin)
1
Jubilee
​Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Appendix to answer to QoN - the Budget
Appendix to answer to QoN 25
Appendix to answer to QoN 29
Answers to supplementary questions
Appendix to answer to supplementary Q87- Funding
Appendix to answer to supplementary Q87 - Projects
Appendix to answer to supplementary Q90

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9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Transport and Roads (Constance)
6
Macquarie
​Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled documents
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions






Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Letter clarifying transcript evidence


Friday 26 February 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Deputy Premier, Regional New South Wales, Industry and Trade (Barilaro)
4
​Macquarie 
​Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled documents
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Letter clarifying transcript evidence













9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Families, Communities and Disability Services (Ward)




5
​Jubilee 
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Attachment A to answers to supplementary questions
Letter clarifying transcript evidence


Monday 1 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room
​Documents
9.30 am – 11.45 am
The Legislature (Ajaka)






1

Preston Stanley 

​Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions

9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm
Tertiary Education and Skills (Lee)
3
Macquarie 
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
 




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9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm


Water, Property and Housing (Pavey)




​4
Jubilee 
​Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled documents
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Letter clarifying transcript evidence


Tuesday 2 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm


 

Attorney General and Prevention of Domestic Violence (Speakman)
5
​Macquarie 
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled documents
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Attachment A to answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions











9.30 am – 12.30 pm 
2.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Energy and Environment (Kean)



​7
​Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Letters clarifying transcript evidence






Wednesday 3 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Education and Early Childhood Learning (Mitchell)
3

​Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled documents
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions













9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm


Agriculture and Western New South Wales (Marshall)
4

​Jubilee

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Letter clarifying transcript evidence










Thursday 4 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Premier (Berejiklian)
1
Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice - Audtior General of NSW
Answers to questions on notice - NSW Electoral Commissioner
 













9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm
Health and Medical Research (Hazzard)
2
Macquarie 
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled document
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Letters clarifying transcript evidence
 














Friday 5 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room
​Documents
9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans (Lee)
​5

​Macquarie

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled document
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions










9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Better Regulation and Innovation (Anderson)




6
Jubilee



Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled documents
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Monday 8 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm





Treasury (Perrottet)





1
​Macquarie

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Letter clarifying transcript evidence

9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Customer Service (Dominello)




6
Jubilee



Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Letter clarifying transcript evidence
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice - Information Commissioner
Answers to supplementary questions - Privacy Commissioner


Tuesday 9 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm




Counter Terrorism and Corrections (Roberts)




​5

​Macquarie

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled document
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Letters clarifying transcript evidence
AQON - Attachment 1
AQON - Attachment 2
AQON - Attachment 3
AQON - Attachment 4
AQON - Attachment 5

9.30 am – 12.30 pm 
2.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Planning and Public Spaces (Stokes)
7
​Jubilee

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled documents
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Appendix 1 QON 38
Appendix 2 QON 46
Letter clarifying transcript evidence


Wednesday 10 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm



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




1
​Macquarie

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled documents
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions

9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Regional Transport and Road (Toole)
​6
​Jubilee




​Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled documents
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Letter clarifying transcript evidence

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

9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm



Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women (Taylor)





2
Jubilee

Hearing schedule
​Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


9.30 am – 12.30 pm 
2.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Local Government (Hancock)
7
Macquarie



Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Friday 12 March 2021

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

​​​​​9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm



Finance and Small Business (Tudehope)
​1
Jubilee




Hearing schedule
Tabled documents
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions

​​​​​9.30 am – 12.45 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.15 pm

Police and Emergency Services (Elliott) 
5

Macquarie



​Hearing schedule
Tabled documents
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Clarification to AQON
Answers to supplementary questions
Attachment to AQON 34
Attachment to AQON 56
Attachment to supplementary question answer 3 and 4
Letter transcript corrections


For more information, please contact the secretariat at (02) 9230 2898 or email budget.estimates@parliament.nsw.gov.au.​

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