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Budget Estimates

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​Legislative Council - Budget Esti​​​mates 2016-2017 

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 General Purpose Standing Committees.

For more information on the Budget Estimates process, please ​refer to the Budget Estimates Manual 2016-2017 below.

  Budget Estimates Manual 2016-2017.PDF

The dates set aside for the public hearings in 2016 are listed below.

Initial hearingsMonday, 29 August-Friday, 2 September 2016
Supplementary hearingsTuesday, 4 October-Friday, 7 October 2016

 

Please see attached a copy of the Terms of Reference establishing the inquiry into Budget Estimates 2016 - 2017, which includes the dates for this year’s Budget Estimates hearings. This timetable was agreed by the Legislative Council on 1 June 2016.

   Terms of Reference - Budget Estimates 2016 17.pdf

Reports tabled


Date tabled​Final report 
​General Purpose Standing Committee No. 1​25 November 2016GPSC 1 Report No. 44.pdf
​General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2​2 December 2016GPSC 2 Report No. 45.pdf
​General Purpose Standing Committee No. 3​2 December 2016GPSC 3 - Report No. 35.pdf
General Purpose Standing Committee No. 4​18 November 2016GPSC 4 - Report No. 33.pdf
General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5​25 November 2016GPSC 5 Report No. 44.pdf
General Purpose Standing Committee No. 6​​25 November 2016GPSC 6 - Report No. 5.pdf


 

Supplementary hearing​s

Wednesday 5 October 2016 (GPSC2)






Time​​​Portfolio 
(including hearing schedule)
GPSC​Room​Documents 
(will be uploaded when received)
​2.00 pm - 4.00 pm​Ageing, Disability Services2​Macquarie

Hearing schedule​
Transcript ​
Answers to questions on notice


 

Thursday 6 October 2016 (GPSC4)

​​​​
​TimePortfolio 
(including hearing schedule)
​GPSC​Room​Documents 
(will be uploaded when received)
​10.00 am-11.30 am

​Racing 4​Macquarie


Hearing schedule
Transcript​
Answers to questions on notice
​11.45 am - 1.15 pm ​Attorney General4​​Macquarie

Hearing schedule​
Transcript​
Answers to questions on notice​


 

Friday 14 October 2016 (GPSC5)


 






Time​​​Portfolio 
(including hearing schedule)
GPSC​Room​Documents 
(will be uploaded when received)
​2.00 pm - 4.00 pm​Primary Industries, Lands and Water ​​5​Macquarie​

Hearing schedule​
Transcript
Answers to questions on notice​ 


 


 


 

​Hearing Timetable (Initial heari​ngs)

Please note that, as all General Purpose Standing Committees have resolved not to ask government questions, the finish time of hearings have changed and are reflected below. The start times remain the same.    


Monday 29 August 2016 (GPSC 2 & 3)

Time
      Portfolio
      (including hearing schedule)
GPSC Room Documents
(will be uploaded when received)
9.00 am - 10.00 am
10.00 am - 11.00 am
Family and Community Services (Hazzard)
Social Housing (Hazzard)            
2
 Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript 
Questions on notice 
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions



9.00 am - 9.40 am
9.40 am - 10.20 am
Early Childhood Education (Williams)
Aboriginal Affairs (Williams)
3
Jubilee​
Hearing schedule 
Transcript
Que​stions on notice
Sup​plementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions

​11.15 am - 11.45 am

​The Legislature (Harwin)

​3​JubileeHearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Suppleme​ntary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions

2.00 pm - 4.40 pm

Roads, Maritime and Freight (Gay)

2 MacquarieHearing schedule 
Transcript​
Questions on notice​
Supplem​entary questions​​​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
2.00 pm - 4.40 pm

Education (Piccoli)

3
 Jubilee
Hearing schedule ​
Transcript 
Questions​ on notice
Supplementary questions​​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions

Correspondence - Mr Peter Riordan​
 

Tuesday 30 August 2016 (GPSC 2 & 3)
Time
    Portfolio
    (including hearing schedule)
GPSC Room Documents available
(will be uploaded when received)
9.00 am - 10.30 am
10.30 am - 11.00 am

Ageing, Disability Services (​Ajaka)
Multiculturalism (Ajaka)

2
Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions 
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


9.00 am - 10.20 am

10.20 am - 11.40 am

Mental Health, Medical Research (Goward)

Women, Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Goward)

3
Macquarie
​Hearing schedule
Transcript ​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions 
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions



2.00 pm - 4.40 pm

Transport and Infrastructure (Constance)

2 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 (Skinner)

3
 Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript 
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions ​​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions





Wednesday 31 August 2016 (GPSC 1, 4 & 5)
Time
    Portfolio
    (including hearing schedule)
GPSC Room Documents available
(will be uploaded when received)
9.00 am - 11.00 am Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Sport (Ayres) 4 JubileeHearing schedule​
Transcript​
Questions on notice 
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions

9.00 am - 11.00 am Finance, Services and Property (Perrottet) 1 MacquarieHearing schedule​
Transcipt​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


2.00 pm - 4.40 pm Planning (Stokes) 4 JubileeHearing schedule
Transcript​ 
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions ​
Correspondence from Greater Sydney Commission - clarification​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Industry, Resources and Energy (Roberts) 5 MacquarieHearing schedule​
Transcript ​​​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​



Thursday 1 September 2016 (GPSC 1, 4 & 6)
Time
      Portfolio
      (including hearing schedule)
GPSC Room Documents
(will be uploaded when received)
9.00 am - 10.30 am 
​10.45 am - 11.25 am
11.25 am - 11.55 am 

Justice and Police (Grant)
Racing (Grant)
Arts (Grant)

4
 Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript ​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions 
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​

9.00 am - 11.40 am

Treasury, Industrial Relations (Berejiklian)

1 JubileeHearing schedule   
Transcript​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions 
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Additional Information ​

     
2.00 pm - 3.20 pm

Attorney General (Upton)

4MacquarieHearing schedule   
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​

2.00 pm - 4.40 pm

Premier, Western Sydney (Baird)

1
 Jubilee
​Hearing schedule​
Transcript ​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions ​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​


4.15 pm - 5.25​ pm

Innovation and Better Regulation (Dominello)

6
 Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript ​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions ​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Friday 2 September 2016 (GPSC 5 & 6)
Time
      Portfolio
      (including hearing schedule)
GPSC Room Documents
(will be uploaded when received)
9.00 am - 11.40 am

Primary Industries, Lands and Water (Blair)

5 Jubilee​Hearing schedule
Transcript 
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions 
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
9.00 am - 10.20 am

Local Government (Toole)

6 MacquarieHearing schedule
Transcript​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions 
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​

11.15 am - 12.25 pm Regional Development, Skills, Small Business (Barilaro) 6 MacquarieHearing schedule
Transcript​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions ​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

The Environment, Heritage (Speakman)

5
 Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript 
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions ​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Corrections, Emergency Services, Veterans Affairs (Elliott) 6
 Macquarie
Hearing schedule​​
Transcript​
Correspondence - Minister Elliott - correction to transcript​
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions ​
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions​



For transcripts and other information from last year's Budget Estimates inquiry process, please click here. 


For further information please contact Ms Angeline Chung, Council Officer - Committees on (02) 9230 3081 or email budget.estimates@parliament.nsw.gov.au

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