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Legislative Council - Budget Estimates 2021-2022


About 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.


According to the resolution passed by the House on 12 October 2021 supplementary hearings of the Budget Estimates inquiry are to be scheduled over 9 days from 26 October to 29 October 2021, and 1 November to 5 November 2021.

The Budget Estimates resolution and schedule was agreed to by the House on 12 October 2021, as amended on 14 October 2021 and then again on 21 October 2021.

More information about the proposed arrangements for the conduct of Budget Estimates hearings can be found in the COVID 19 Upper House Committees Health and Safety Protocol below:

COVID 19 Upper House Committees Health and Safety Protocol

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

Budget Estimates Guide 2021 - 2022


Video recordings of hearings, where available, can be found on the NSW Parliament's YouTube channel here.


Supplementary hearings 2021


Tuesday 26 October 2021

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
​9.30 am - 1.00 pm






9.30 am - 5.30 pm
Regional Transport and Roads (Toole)






Energy and Environment (Kean)
6






7
​Macquarie






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

Hearing schedule
Tabled documents
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Letter clarifying transcript evidence
Letter clarifying transcript evidence


Wednedsay 27 October 2021

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
​9.30 am - 1.00 pm









2.00 pm - 5.30 pm







9.30 am - 1.00 pm






2.00 pm - 5.30 pm

Customer Service and Digital (Dominello)









Better Regulation and Innovation (Anderson)







The Legislature (Mason-Cox)






Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Industry and Trade (Ayres)
6









6







1






1
​Macquarie









Macquarie







Jubilee






Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Tabled documents
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice - NSW Privacy Commissioner
Answers to supplementary questions

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

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

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


Thursday 28 October 2021

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
2.00 pm - 5.30 pm






9.30 am - 1.00 pm
Planning and Public Spaces (Stokes)






Skills and Tertiary Education (Lee)
7






3
Macquarie






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

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


Friday 29 October 2021

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
​9.30 am - 1.00 pm






2.00 pm - 5.30 pm







9.30 am - 1.00 pm






2.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Families, Communities and Disability Services (Henskens)





Police and Emergency Services (Elliott)







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




Finance and Small Business (Tudehope)
5






5







1






1
​Macquarie






Macquarie







Jubilee






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

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

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

Hearing schedule
Tabled documents
Transcript 
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Letter clarifying transcript evidence


Monday 1 November 2021

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
​9.30 am - 5.30 pm






9.30 am - 1.00 pm






2.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Agriculture and Western New South Wales (Marshall)





Attorney General and Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence (Speakman)





Local Government (Hancock)
4






5






7
​Macquarie






Jubilee






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

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

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


Tuesday 2 November 2021

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
​9.30 am - 5.30 pm








9.30 am - 5.30 pm
Transport and Roads (Stokes)








Education and Early Childhood Learning (Mitchell)
6








3
​Macquarie








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


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


Wednedsay 3 November 2021

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
​9.30 am - 5.30 pm





9.30 am - 5.30 pm
Regional New South Wales (Toole)





Treasury (Kean)
4





1
​Macquarie





Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Tabled documents
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions

Hearing schedule
Tabled documents
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions


Thursday 4 November 2021

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
​9.30 am - 5.30 pm




9.30 am - 5.30 pm
Health and Medical Research (Hazzard)




Premier (Perrottet)
2




1
​Macquarie




Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions


Friday 5 November 2021

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
​9.30 am - 1.00 pm




2.00 pm - 5.30 pm





9.30 am - 1.00 pm




2.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Counter Terrorism and Corrections (Roberts)




Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans (Ward)




Mental Health, Regional Youth, and Women (Taylor)




Water, Property and Housing (Pavey)
5




5





2




4
​Macquarie




Macquarie





Jubilee




Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions


Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions

Hearing schedule
Tabled documents
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions


Initial hearings 2021

Wednesday 18 August 2021

Time 
Portfolio 
PC

Documents
9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Premier
​1
​Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice - Department of Premier and Cabinet
Answers to questions on notice
- NSW Electoral Commissioner

Answers to questions on notice
- NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption
 
Answers to supplementary questions 
- Department of Premier and Cabinet

Letter clarifying transcript evidence
- NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption


Friday 20 August 2021

Time 
Portfolio 
PC

Documents
9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Treasury
​1
​Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice

Answers to supplementary questions

Letter clarifying transcript evidence
- NSW Treasury

Letter clarifying transcript evidence
- NSW Treasury Corporation


Monday 23 August 2021

Time 
Portfolio 
PC

Documents
9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Health 
2
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Wednesday 25 August 2021

Time 
Portfolio 
PC

Documents
9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Customer Service and Digital
6
​Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Friday 27 August 2021

Time 
Portfolio 
PC

Documents
9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Education and Early Childhood Learning
3
​Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Monday 30 August 2021

Time 
Portfolio 
PC

Documents
9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Regional NSW, Industry and Trade
4
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Wednesday 1 September 2021

Time 
Portfolio 
PC

Documents
9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Police
5
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Answers to supplementary questions
- NSW Crime Commission


Friday 3 September 2021

Time 
Portfolio 
PC

Documents
9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Transport and Roads
6
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 2898 or email budget.estimates@parliament.nsw.gov.au.​

For transcripts and other information relating to Budget Estimates 2020-2021 please click here.