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:
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
Thursday 31 August 2017 (PC 3 & 4)
Friday 1 September 2017 (PC 5 & 6)
Monday 4 September 2017 (PC 1 & 3)
Tuesday 5 September 2017 (PC 2, 3 & 4)
Family and Community Services, Social Housing, Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Goward)
Wednesday 6 September 2017 (PC 1, 2 & 5)
Thursday 7 September 2017 (PC 1 & 2)
Friday 8 September 2017 (PC 4 & 6)
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For transcripts and other information relating to Budget Estimates 2016-2017, please click here