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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​​

For more information ​​on Budget Estimates processes, please refer to the Budget Estimates 2017-2018 Guide. ​

Budget Estimates 2017-2018 Guide Updated.pdf

2017 Timetable of hearings

Thursday 31 August 2017 (PC 3 & 4)

Time​Portfolio​PC​Room​Documents

​1.45 pm - 2.25 pm

2.25 pm - 3.05 pm

​Early Childhood Education, Assistant Minister for Education

Aboriginal Affairs (Mitchell)

​3​Macquarie

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Answers to supplementary questions

​4.00 pm - 5.20 pm ​Skills, Regional NSW, Small Business (Barilaro)​3​Macquarie

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​2.00 pm - 4.40 pm ​Police, Emergency Services (Grant)​4​Jubilee

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 Friday 1 September 2017 (PC 5 & 6)

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

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​9.00 am - 11.40 am ​Environment, Heritage, Local Government (Upton)​6​Macquarie

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

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

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Monday 4 September 2017 (PC 1 & 3)

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

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​12.15 pm - 12.55 pm​The Legislature (Ajaka)​1​Macquarie

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​1.45 pm - 3.05 pm​Innovation and Better Regulation (Kean)​1​Macquarie

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​4.00 pm - 5.20 pm​Tourism and Major Events, Assistant Minister for Skills (Marshall)​3​Macquarie

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

Time​PortfolioPCRoomDocuments
​9.00 am - 11.00 am ​Family and Community Services, Social Housing, Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Goward)​2​Jubilee

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​9.00 am - 11.00 am​Corrections, Counter Terrorism, Veterans Affairs (Elliott)​4​Macquarie

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​2.00 pm - 4.00 pm ​Mental Health, Women, Ageing (Davies)​2​Jubilee

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​2.00 pm - 4.40 pm ​Education (Stokes)​3​Macquarie

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

​Time​PortfolioPC​Room​Documents

​9.00 am - 11.00 am

11.00 am - 11.40 am

​Treasury

Industrial Relations (Perrottet)

​1​Jubilee

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​9.00 am - 10.20 am ​Western Sydney, WestConnex, Sport (Ayres)​5​Macquarie

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​11.15 am - 12.35 pm​Lands and Forestry, Racing (Toole)​5​Macquarie

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​2.00 pm - 4.40 pm ​Health, Medical Research (Hazzard)​2​Jubilee

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​2.00 pm - 4.40 pm​Roads, Maritime and Freight (Pavey) ​5​Macquarie

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Thursday 7 September 2017 (PC 1 & 2)

Time​PortfolioPC​Room​Documents
​2.00 pm - 4.40 pm ​Premier (Berejiklian)​1​Jubilee

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​2.00 pm - 4.00 pm ​Disability Services, Multiculturalism (Williams)​2​Macquarie

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Friday 8 September 2017 (PC 4 & 6)

​Time​PortfolioPC​Room​Documents
​9.00 am - 11.40 am​Planning, Housing, Special Minister of State (Roberts)​6​Macquarie

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​2.00 pm - 4.00 pm​Attorney General (Speakman)​4​Macquarie

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

For transcripts and other information relating to Budget Estimates 2016-2017, please click here​.