Legislative Council - Budget Estimates 2022-2023
About the 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.
Further information about the Budget Estimates inquiry can be found in Chapter 20 of New South Wales Legislative Council Practice.
Budget Estimates 2022-2023
The Budget Estimates and related papers for 2022-2023 were referred by the House to the Portfolio Committees for inquiry and report on 22 June 2022.
The following dates have been set aside for hearings:
The Budget Estimates Guide 2022-2023 contains more information about Budget Estimates processes and procedures, along with committee membership and the timetable for the initial hearings both by date and by committee. The guide has been updated to also include information relating to supplementary hearings.
Video recordings of hearings, where available, can be found on the NSW Parliament's YouTube channel here.
Attendance at Budget Estimates hearings
Budget Estimates hearings are open to the public and are webcast live on the Parliament's website.
Supplementary hearings 2022
According to the terms of reference adopted on 22 June 2022 supplementary hearings of the Budget Estimates inquiry are to be held over five days from 24 to 28 October 2022.
Committee has considered whether to hold supplementary hearings, with
resolutions having been made in relation to each portfolio, except Corrections.
According to the resolutions
of the committees, the schedule for the supplementary hearings is as follows:
Tuesday 25 October 2022
Wednesday 26 October 2022
Thursday 27 October 2022
Friday 28 October 2022
Initial hearings 2022
According to the terms of reference adopted on 22 June 2022 initial hearings of the Budget Estimates inquiry were held over 13 days from 22 August 2022 to 7 September 2022 as detailed in the tables below. Additionally, according to a resolution adopted on 21 September 2022, the postponed Corrections hearing has been rescheduled, and is to be held on 24 October 2022. The schedule for the initial hearings is as follows:
Monday 22 August 2022
Tuesday 23 August 2022
Wednesday 24 August 2022
Thursday 25 August 2022
Friday 26 August 2022
Monday 29 August 2022
Tuesday 30 August 2022
Wednesday 31 August 2022
Thursday 1 September 2022
Friday 2 September 2022
Monday 5 September 2022
Tuesday 6 September 2022
Wednesday 7 September 2022
Monday 24 October 2022
For more information, please contact the secretariat at (02) 9230 3783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For transcripts and other information relating to the previous Budget Estimates for 2021-2022 please click here.
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