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​​​​​​​​​​​​Legislative Council - Bu​​dget Esti​​​mates 2017-2018

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 2017 hearings are listed below:

Initial hearingsThursday 31 August-Friday 8 September 2017
Supplementary hearingsTuesday, 3 October-Friday, 6 October 2017

​​​Below is a copy of the Terms of Reference establishing the inquiry into Budget Estimates 2017-2018, including the dates for this year's Budget Estimates hearings. The timetable was agreed to by the Legislative Council on 21 June 2017. 

Terms of Reference - Budget Estimates 2017-2018.pdf

During the annual Budget Estimates process the Legislative Council runs a professional development program for public servants.  For more information please visit Working in the LC Program.


2017 Timetable of hearings

Thursday 31 August 2017 (PC 3 & 4)


Time​​​​​​​​PortfolioPortfolio Commi​ttee
No.
Room
1.45 pm – 3.45 p​​mEarly Childhood Education, Aboriginal Affairs, Assistant Minister for Education (Mitchell)​​​​3Macquarie
4.00 pm – 6.00 pmS​kills, Regional NSW, Small Business (Barilaro)​3Macquarie
2.00 pm – 6.00 pmPolice, Emergency Services (Grant)​​4Jubilee

 

Friday 1 September 2017 (PC 5 & 6)

Time​​​​PortfolioPortfolio Committee
No
Room​
9.00 am – 1.00 pm​Primary Industries, Regional Water, Trade and Industry (Blair)5Jubilee
9.00 am – 1.00 pmEnvironment, Heritage, Local Government (Upton)6Macquarie
2.00 pm – 6.00 pmTransport and Infrastructure (Constance)5​Jubilee
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm Resources, Energy and Utilities, Arts (Harwin)6​Macquarie

 

Monday 4 September 2017 (PC 1 & 3)

Time​​PortfolioPortfolio Committee
No
Roo​m
9.00 am – 12.00 pmFinance, Services and Property (Dominello)1Macquarie
12.15 pm – 1.15 pmThe Legislature (Ajaka)1Macquarie
1.45 pm – 3.45 pmInnovation and Better Regulation (Kean)1​Macquarie
4.00 pm – 6.00 pm Tourism and Major Events, Assistant Minister for Skills (Marshall)3​Macquarie

 

Tuesday 5 September 2017 (PC 2, 3 & 4)

Time​​PortfolioPortfolio Committee 
No
Room
9.00 am – 12.00 pm

Family and Community Services, Social Housing, Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Goward)

2Jubilee
9.00 am – 12.00 pmCorrections, Counter Terrorism, Veterans Affairs (Elliott)4Macquarie
2.00 pm – 5.00 pmMental Health, Women, Ageing (Davies)2Jubilee
2.00 pm – 6.00 pmEducation (Stokes)3​Macquarie

 

Wednesday 6 September 2017 (PC 1, 2 & 5)

Time​​​PortfolioPortfolio Committee 
No
Room
9.00 am – 1.00 pm Treasury, Industrial Relations (Perrottet)1Jubilee
9.00 am – 11.00 amWestern Sydney, WestConnex, Sport (Ayres)5​Macquarie
11.15 am – 1.15 pmLands and Forestry, Racing (Toole)5Macquarie
2.00 pm – 6.00 pm Health, Medical Research (Hazzard)2Jubilee
2.00 pm – 6.00 pm Roads, Maritime and Freight (Pavey)​5Macquarie

 

Thursday 7 September 2017 (PC 1 & 2)

Time​PortfolioPortfolio Committee 
No
Room
2.00 pm – 6.00 pmPremier (Berejiklian)1Jubilee
2.00 pm – 5.00 pmDisability Services, Multiculturalism (Williams)2Macquarie

 

Friday 8 September 2017 (PC 4 & 6)

Time​PortfolioPortfolio Committee 
No
Room
9.00 am – 1.00 pmPlanning, Housing, Special Minister of State (Roberts)6Macquarie
2.00 pm – 4.00 pmAttorney General (Speakman)​4Macquarie

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​​For more information, please contact the secretariat at (02) 9230 2412 or email budget.estimates@parliament.nsw.gov.au.​



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