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Budget Estimates

​​​Legislative Council - Bu​​dget ​Esti​​​mates 2019-2020

Important update: Due to the social disruption caused by COVID-19, the following portfolio committees have granted the respective departments/agencies an extension to provide their answers to questions on notice and supplementary questions:

Portfolio Committee No. 1 – Premier and Finance
Special Minister of State, Public Service and Employee Relations, Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts (Harwin) – response now due at 5.00 pm, Tuesday 5 May 2020
Treasury (Perrottet) – response now due at 5.00 pm, Tuesday 21 April 2020
Portfolio Committee No. 2 – Health
Health and Medical Research (Hazzard) – responses now due at 5.00 pm, Thursday 23 April 2020
Portfolio Committee No. 3 – Education
Education and Early Childhood Learning (Mitchell) – responses now due at 5.00 pm, Friday 17 April 2020
Portfolio Committee No. 4 – Industry
Regional NSW, Industry and Trade (Barilaro) – responses now due at 5.00 pm, Monday 27 April 2020
Portfolio Committee No. 5 – Legal Affairs
Police and Emergency Services (Elliott) – response now due at 5.00 pm, Wednesday 22 April 2020
Portfolio Committee No. 6 – Transport and Customer Service
Regional Transport and Roads (Toole) – responses now due at 5.00 pm, Friday 3 April 2020
Customer Service (Dominello) – response now due at 5.00 pm, Tuesday 21 April 2020
Transport and Roads (Constance) – response now due at 5.00 pm, Thursday  23 April 2020
Better Regulation and Innovation (Anderson) – response now due at 5.00 pm, Friday 24 April 2020
Portfolio Committee No. 7 – Planning and Environment
Local Government (Hancock) – responses now due at 5.00 pm, Wednesday 8 April 2020
Planning and Public Spaces (Stokes) – responses now due at 5.00 pm, Friday 17 April 2020
Energy and Environment (Kean) – responses now due at 5.00 pm, Monday 20 April 2020

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 8 May 2019, the Budget Estimates and related papers for 2019-2020 will be referred to the Portfolio Committees for inquiry and report.  

The dates set aside for the 2019 hearings are listed below:

Initial hearings
Thursday 29 August - Friday 13 September 2019
Supplementary hearings
Monday 28 October - Friday 1 November 2019
​Further hearings
​Monday 2 March -Tuesday 17 March 2020

The Budget Estimates schedule to the further hearings was agreed to on 21 November 2019.

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

Budget Estimates Guide - 2019-2020_further hearings.pdf


Further hearings 2020

Monday 2 March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Regional Transport and Roads (Toole)
6
Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Correspondence from Minister Toole clarifying evidence
Correspondence from Minister Toole clarifying further evidence
 

​Agriculture and Western NSW (Marshall)

4
Macquarie

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled documents
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Correspondence from Director General to Chair clarifying evidence

Tuesday 3  March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Education and Early Childhood Learning (Mitchell)
3
Macquarie

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Attachment A for Q331
Attachment B for Q355
Attachment C for Q478 - tab A
Attachment C for Q478 - tab B
Attachment C for Q478 - tab C

 

Special Minister of State, Public Service and Employee Relations, Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts (Harwin)
1
​Jubilee

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled document
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Correspondence from Executive Director, People and Government, Sydney Opera House, clarifying evidence

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Counter Terrorism and Corrections (Roberts)
5
Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Correspondence from Commissioner, Corrective Services NSW to Chair clarifying evidence

 

Local Government (Hancock)
7

Macquarie

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled documents
Questions on notice
Supplementary questionsAnswers to questions on noticeAnswers to supplementary questionsAttachments 1-10: Answers to questions on noticeAttachments 11-20: Answers to questions on noticeAttachments 21-33: Answers to questions on notice
Clarification to answers to questions on notice

Thursday 5  March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women (Taylor)
2
Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions

 

Finance and Small Business (Tudehope)
1
Macquarie

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Correspondence from Chief Commissioner of State Revenue to Chair clarifying evidence

Friday 6 March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


​Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans (Lee)
5
Macquarie

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled documents
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Correspondence from the Ageing and Disability Commissioner

 

Energy and Environment (Kean)
7
​Jubilee

Hearing schedule​
Transcript
Tabled documents
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Attachment 1 - answers to questions on notice

Monday 9 March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


​Treasury (Perrottet)
1

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

 

Customer Service (Dominello)
​6
Macquarie

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled document
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Attachment 1 - answers to questions on notice
IPC, Information - answers to questions on notice
IPC, Privacy - answers to questions on notice

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Police and Emergency Services (Elliott)
5

Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled documents
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Attachment to QON 5
Attachment to QON 49
Attachment to supp question 18

 

Water, Property and Housing (Pavey)
4
​Jubilee

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled document
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Correspondence from Executive Director, Natural Resources Commission clarifying evidence


Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney (Ayres)
1
​Preston-Stanley
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Transport and Roads (Constance)
6
Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled documents
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Attachment A - answers to supplementary questions
Attachment B - answers to supplementary questions
 

Tertiary Education and Skills (Lee)
3


Macquarie


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

Thursday 12  March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Health and Medical Research (Hazzard)
2

Macquarie

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

 

​Premier (Berejiklian)
1

​Jubilee


Hearing schedule
Transcript
Transcript - Electoral Commissioner
Questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice

Friday 13 March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Planning and Public Spaces (Stokes)
7
Macquarie

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Attachment A - questions on notice

 

Attorney General and Prevention of Domestic Violence (Speakman)
5
​Jubilee

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

Monday 16 March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


The Legislature (Ajaka)
1

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

 

Better Regulation and Innovation (Anderson)
6
Macquarie

​Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Attachment A - answers to questions on notice
Attachment B - answers to questions on notice
Attachment C - answers to questions on notice


Tuesday 17 March 2020

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room


Families, Communities and Disability Services (Ward)
5

Macquarie

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

 

Deputy Premier, Regional New South Wales, Industry and Trade (Barilaro)
4
​Jubilee

Hearing schedule
Transcript 
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Attachment 1 - answers to questions on notice
Attachment 2 - answers to questions on notice


Supplementary hearings 2019

Monday 28 October 2019

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am - 4.30 pm 
Transport and Roads (Constance)
Regional Transport and Roads (Toole)

6


Macquarie


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

​5.00 pm - 7.00 pm 

​Better Regulation and Innovation 

​6
​Macquarie



Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice
Attachment A
Attachment B

​7.30 pm - 8.30 pm 

Customer Service (Dominello)
6

​Macquarie

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


Tuesday 29 October 2019

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

10.30 am - 4.30 pm
Treasury 
1

Macquarie

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


Wednesday 30 October 2019

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am - 12.50 pm
Health and Medical Research

2
Macquarie

Hearing schedule
Transcript 
Tabled document
Questions on notice
Supplementary Questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Attachment one


​1.50 pm - 5.10 pm 
​Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women

​2
​Macquarie

​Hearing schedule
Transcript 
Questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice


Thursday 31 October 2019

Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

10.30 am - 12.10 pm
Deputy Premier, Regional NSW, Industry and Trade (Barilaro)

4
Jubilee

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

​1.15 pm - 3.15 pm 
Water, Property and Housing (Pavey)
4

​Jubilee


Hearing Schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice 
Answers to supplementary questions
Attachment to answers to supplementary questions

​3.30 pm - 6.35 pm 
Agriculture and Western New South Wales (Marshall)

​4
​Jubilee

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

​9.30 am - 12.30 pm 

Planning and Public Spaces (Stokes)

7
​Macquarie

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


​2.00 pm -3.00 pm 
Local Government (Hancock)
7
Macquarie

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

​3.30 pm - 8.30 pm 
​Energy and Environment (Kean)
7
​Macquarie


Hearing Schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Tabled documents
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Attachment to answers to questions on notice



Initial Hearings

Thursday 29 August 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

​9.30 am 12.30 pm 
​Police and Emergency Services (Elliott)
​5
​Macquarie
Hearing schedule
​2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 



​Transcript
​6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
 



Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Tabled document
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplemenbtary questions
Attachment for supplementary question No. 130


9.30 am – 12.30 pm
​Treasury (Perrottet)
​1
​Jubilee
Hearing schedule
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 



Transcript
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm



Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Correspondence from Secretary to chair clarifying evidence


Friday 30 August 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Transport and Roads (Constance)
​6
​Macquarie
​Hearing schedule
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 



Transcript
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm



Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


​9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


​Special Minister of State, Public Service and Employee Relations, Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts (Harwin)
1
​Jubilee
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Tabled documents
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Monday 2 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room
​Documents
​9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Attorney General and Prevention of Domestic Violence (Speakman)
5

​Macquarie

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


​9.30 am – 12.30 pm 
Local Government (Hancock)
​7
​Jubilee
Hearing schedule
​2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 



Transcript
​6.00 pm – 8.30 pm 



Questions on notice
Supplementary questions


Tabled document
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Tuesday 3 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm 
Finance and Small Business (Tudehope)
​1
​Macquarie
Hearing schedule
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 



Transcript
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm




Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions

9.30 am – 12.30 p
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women (Taylor)
2
​Jubilee
​Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice




Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Wednesday 4 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

​9.30 am – 12.30 pm 
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 
Education and Early Childhood Learning (Mitchell)
3

​Jubilee

Hearing schedule
Transcript
​6.00 pm – 8.30 pm 



Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions




Attachment Tab A
Attachment Tab B
Attachment Tab C
Attachment Tab D
Attachment Tab E
Answers to further information
Attachment TAB A
Attachment TAB B
Attachment TAB C
Attachment TAB D

​9.30 am – 12.30 p
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 
Families, Communities and Disability Services (Ward)
5

​Macquarie

Hearing schedule
Transcript
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm



Questions on notice




Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice and supplementary question - Ageing and Disability Commission




Thursday 5 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

​9.30 am – 12.30 p
Health and Medical Research (Hazzard)
2
​Macquarie
Hearing schedule
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 



Transcript
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm




Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions

​9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Premier (Berejiklian)
​1
​Jubilee
​Hearing schedule
​2.00 pm – 5.00 pm 



Transcript
​6.00 pm – 8.30 pm 



​Questions on notice



​Supplementary questions
Tabled document
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to questions on notice - NSW Ombudsman
Answers to supplementary questions
Further answers to questions on notice- NSW Ombudsman


Friday 6 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room
​Documents
9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Skills and Tertiary Education (Lee)
3

​Macquarie

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





9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Water, Property and Housing (Pavey)
4
Jubilee

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Tabled document
Answers to question on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Attachment - TAB A to answer to supplementary question No. 288


Monday  9 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Better Regulation and Innovation (Anderson)
6
​Macquarie

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

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Counter Terrorism and Corrections (Roberts)
​5
Jubilee

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice 
Attachment - TAB A - AQON No. 17
Answers to supplementary questions


Tuesday 10 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Regional Transport and Road (Toole)
6

​Macquarie

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


9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Agriculture and Western New South Wales (Marshall)
4
​Jubilee

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










​9.30 am – 12.30 pm 
​The Legislature (Ajaka)

1
​Preston Stanley

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


Wednesday 11 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Planning and Public Space (Stokes)
​7
​Macquarie

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


9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


​Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney (Ayres)
1
​Jubilee

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Attachment  A - Answer to question on notice No. 17
Answers to supplementary questions

Thursday 12 September 2019
​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Customer Service (Dominello)
6
​Jubilee

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


9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


​Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans (Sidoti)
5
Macquarie

​Hearing schedule
Transcript
Committee resolution - Referral to ICAC
Tabled document
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions 
Answers to questions on notice and supplementary question - Ageing and Disability Commission
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Friday 13 September 2019

​Time
​Portfolio 
​ PC
​Room

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Regional New South Wales, Industry and Trade (Barilaro)
4
​Jubilee

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


9.30 am – 12.30 pm

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm


Energy and Environment (Kean)
​7

​Macquarie

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 3750 or email budget.estimates@parliament.nsw.gov.au.​

For transcripts and other information relating to Budget Estimates 2018-2019, please click here.