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Budget Estimates

Budget Estimates

​​​Legislative Council - Bu​​dget ​Esti​​​mates 2019-2020

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 8 May 2019, the Budget Estimates and related papers for 2019-2020 will be referred to the Portfolio Committees for inquiry and report.  

The dates set aside for the 2019 hearings are listed below:

Initial hearings
Thursday 29 August - Friday 13 September 2019
Supplementary hearings
Monday 28 October - Friday 1 November 2019
​Further hearings
​Monday 2 March -Tuesday 17 March 2020

The Budget Estimates schedule was agreed to on 5 June 2019 and amended on 19 June 2019.  The schedule to the further hearings was agreed to on 21 November 2019.

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

Budget Estimates Guide - 2019-2020.pdf


Further hearings 2020

Monday 2 March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Regional Transport and Roads (Toole)
6
Macquarie


 

​Agriculture and Western NSW (Marshall)

4
​Jubilee


Tuesday 3  March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Education and Early Childhood Learning (Mitchell)
3
Macquarie


 

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


Wednesday 4 March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Counter Terrorism and Corrections (Roberts)
5
Macquarie


 

Local Government (Hancock)
7

​Jubilee




Thursday 5  March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women (Taylor)
2
Macquarie


 

Finance and Small Business (Tudehope)
1
​Jubilee




Friday 6 March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


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


 

Energy and Environment (Kean)
7
​Jubilee




Monday 9 March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


​Treasury (Perrottet)
1

Macquarie


 

Customer Service (Dominello)
6
​Jubilee



Tuesday 10 March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Police and Emergency Services (Elliott)
5

Macquarie


 

Water, Property and Housing (Pavey)
4
​Jubilee





​The Legislature (Ajaka)
1
​McKell

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Transport and Roads (Constance)
6

Macquarie


 

Tertiary Education and Skills (Lee)
3


​Jubilee




Thursday 12  March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Health and Medical Research (Hazzard)
2

Macquarie



 

​Premier (Berejiklian)
1

​Jubilee





Friday 13 March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Planning and Public Spaces (Stokes)
7
Macquarie


 

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




Monday 16 March 2020

ime
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney (Ayres)
1

Macquarie


 

Better Regulation and Innovation (Anderson)
6
​Jubilee





Tuesday 17 March 2020

ime
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Families, Communities and Disability Services (Ward)
5

Macquarie


 

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

4
​Jubilee






Supplementary hearings 2019

Monday 28 October 2019

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am - 4.30 pm 
Transport and Roads (Constance)
Regional Transport and Roads (Toole)

6


Macquarie


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

​5.00 pm - 7.00 pm 

​Better Regulation and Innovation 

​6
​Macquarie



Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice
Attachment A
Attachment B

​7.30 pm - 8.30 pm 

Customer Service (Dominello)
6

​Macquarie

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


Tuesday 29 October 2019

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

10.30 am - 4.30 pm
Treasury 
1

Macquarie

Hearing schedule 
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions


Wednesday 30 October 2019

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am - 12.50 pm
Health and Medical Research

2
Macquarie

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


​1.50 pm - 5.10 pm 
​Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women

​2
​Macquarie

​Hearing schedule
Transcript 
Questions on notice



Thursday 31 October 2019

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

10.30 am - 12.10 pm
Deputy Premier, Regional NSW, Industry and Trade (Barilaro)

4
Jubilee

Hearing Schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions

​1.15 pm - 3.15 pm 
Water, Property and Housing (Pavey)
4

​Jubilee


Hearing Schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions

​3.30 pm - 6.35 pm 
Agriculture and Western New South Wales (Marshall)

​4
​Jubilee

Hearing Schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions

​9.30 am - 12.30 pm 

Planning and Public Spaces (Stokes)

7
​Macquarie

Hearing Schedule
Transcript 
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions


​2.00 pm -3.00 pm 
Local Government (Hancock)
7
Macquarie

Hearing Schedule
Transcript 
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions

​3.30 pm - 8.30 pm 
​Energy and Environment (Kean)
7
​Macquarie


Hearing Schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions




Initial Hearings

Thursday 29 August 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

​9.30 am 12.30 pm 
​Police and Emergency Services (Elliott)
​5
​Macquarie
Hearing schedule
​2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 



​Transcript
​6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
 



Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Tabled document
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplemenbtary questions
Attachment for supplementary question No. 130


9.30 am – 12.30 pm
​Treasury (Perrottet)
​1
​Jubilee
Hearing schedule
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 



Transcript
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm



Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Friday 30 August 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Transport and Roads (Constance)
​6
​Macquarie
​Hearing schedule
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 



Transcript
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm



Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


​9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 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
Tabled documents
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Monday 2 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room
​Documents
​9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Attorney General and Prevention of Domestic Violence (Speakman)
5

​Macquarie

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


​9.30 am – 12.30 pm 
Local Government (Hancock)
​7
​Jubilee
Hearing schedule
​2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 



Transcript
​6.00 pm – 8.30 pm 



Questions on notice
Supplementary questions


Tabled document
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Tuesday 3 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm 
Finance and Small Business (Tudehope)
​1
​Macquarie
Hearing schedule
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 



Transcript
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm




Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions

9.30 am – 12.30 p
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 
6.00 pm – 8.30 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


Wednesday 4 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

​9.30 am – 12.30 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 
Education and Early Childhood Learning (Mitchell)
3

​Jubilee

Hearing schedule
Transcript
​6.00 pm – 8.30 pm 



Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions




Attachment Tab A
Attachment Tab B
Attachment Tab C
Attachment Tab D
Attachment Tab E
Answers to further information
Attachment TAB A
Attachment TAB B
Attachment TAB C
Attachment TAB D

​9.30 am – 12.30 p
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 
Families, Communities and Disability Services (Ward)
5

​Macquarie

Hearing schedule
Transcript
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm



Questions on notice




Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice and supplementary question - Ageing and Disability Commission




Thursday 5 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

​9.30 am – 12.30 p
Health and Medical Research (Hazzard)
2
​Macquarie
Hearing schedule
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 



Transcript
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm




Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions

​9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Premier (Berejiklian)
​1
​Jubilee
​Hearing schedule
​2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 



Transcript
​6.00 pm – 8.30 pm 



​Questions on notice



​Supplementary questions
Tabled document
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice - NSW Ombudsuman
Answers to supplementary questions


Friday 6 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room
​Documents
9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Skills and Tertiary Education (Lee)
3

​Macquarie

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 – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Water, Property and Housing (Pavey)
4
Jubilee

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Tabled document
Answers to question on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Attachment - TAB A to answer to supplementary question No. 288


Monday  9 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Better Regulation and Innovation (Anderson)
6
​Macquarie

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

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Counter Terrorism and Corrections (Roberts)
​5
Jubilee

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice 
Attachment - TAB A - AQON No. 17
Answers to supplementary questions


Tuesday 10 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Regional Transport and Road (Toole)
6

​Macquarie

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 – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Agriculture and Western New South Wales (Marshall)
4
​Jubilee

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










​9.30 am – 12.30 pm 
​The Legislature (Ajaka)

1
​Preston Stanley

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


Wednesday 11 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Planning and Public Space (Stokes)
​7
​Macquarie

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 – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


​Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney (Ayres)
1
​Jubilee

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Attachment  A - Answer to question on notice No. 17
Answers to supplementary questions

Thursday 12 September 2019
​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Customer Service (Dominello)
6
​Jubilee

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


9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


​Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans (Sidoti)
5
Macquarie

​Hearing schedule
Transcript
Committee resolution - Referral to ICAC
Tabled document
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions 
Answers to questions on notice and supplementary question - Ageing and Disability Commission
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Friday 13 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Regional New South Wales, Industry and Trade (Barilaro)
4
​Jubilee

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


9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Energy and Environment (Kean)
​7

​Macquarie

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 3750 or email budget.estimates@parliament.nsw.gov.au.​

For transcripts and other information relating to Budget Estimates 2018-2019, please click here.