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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.

 

Additional hearings 2022

On 23 February 2022 the House resolved the following timetable for additional hearings for the Budget Estimates inquiry 2021-22, with hearings commencing 28 February and concluding 16 March.

On 29 March 2022 the House noted that additional Budget Estimates hearings for the Emergency Services and Resilience portfolio, the Deputy Premier, Regional NSW, Police portfolio and the Premier portfolio were unable to be conducted as scheduled by the relevant committees due to the impact of flooding in northern New South Wales and the unavailability of ministers and other witnesses. The House then resolved that the relevant committees be authorised to undertake the hearings according to the following schedule, as amended on 30 March 2022:

            Day Fourteen:          Wednesday 6 April 2022

            PC 5                          Emergency Services and Resilience

            Day Fifteen:             Thursday 21 April 2022

            PC 1                          Premier

            Day Sixteen:            Wednesday 4 May 2022

            PC 5                          Deputy Premier, Regional NSW, Police

All hearings will be held in person at Parliament House, and broadcast live via the Parliament's webcast. All hearings will need to conform with the Covid Safe Protocol.


Further additional hearings 2022

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

Monday 4 April 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
​10.00 am - 1.30 pm


Education and Early Learning (Mitchell)
3
​Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Wednesday 6 April 2022

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


Emergency Services and Resilience (Cooke)
5
​Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Thursday 21 April 2022

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


Premier (Perrottet)
1
​Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Tabled documents
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions - Premier
Supplementary questions - Independent Commission Against Corruption
Supplementary questions - Electoral Commission of NSW


Wednesday 4 May 2022

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


Deputy Premier, Regional New South Wales, Police (Toole)
5
​Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Tabled documents
Transcript


Additional hearings 2022

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

Monday 28 February 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am - 5.30 pm

9.30 am - 5.30 pm
Emergency Services and Resilience (Cooke)

Treasurer, Energy (Kean)
5

1
Postponed

Jubilee
Postponed

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


Tuesday 1 March 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents

9.30 am - 5.30 pm





 

9.30 am - 5.30 pm

Metropolitan Roads, Women's Safety and the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence (Ward)




 

Environment and Heritage (Griffin)

6





 

7

​Macquarie





 

Jubilee

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
Letter clarifying transcript evidence


Wednesday 2 March 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents

9.30 am - 5.30 pm




 

 

 

9.30 am - 5.30 pm





 

 



9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Families and Communities, Disability Services (Maclaren-Jones)



 

 

 

Education and Early Learning (Mitchell)





 

 



The Legislature (Mason-Cox)

5




 

 

 

3





 

 



1

​Macquarie




 

 

 

Jubilee





 

 



Preston-Stanley

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

Hearing schedule
Tabled documents
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions 1-263
Answers to supplementary questions 264-324Letter - providing additional answer to question in transcript

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


Thursday 3 March 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents

9.30 am - 5.30 pm






9.30 am - 5.30 pm

Skills and Training, Science, Innovation & Technology (Henskens)





Women, Regional Health, Mental Health (Taylor)

3






2

​Macquarie






Jubilee

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


Friday 4 March 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am - 5.30 pm














9.30 am - 5.30 pm

Transport, Veterans (Elliott)














Finance, Employee Relations (Tudehope)
6














1
​Macquarie














Jubilee

Hearing schedule 
Tabled documents
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Attachment to Questions on Notice Q31-33
Attachment to Questions on Notice Q43
Attachment to Questions on Notice Q46
Attachment to Questions on Notice Q48
Answers to supplementary questions


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


Monday 7 March 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am - 5.30 pm







9.30 am - 5.30 pm

Customer Service and Digital Government (Dominello)






Corrections (Lee)
4







5
​Macquarie







Jubilee

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Tabled documents
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
Attachment 1 to Questions on Notice Q30
Attachment 2 to Questions on Notice Q30
Attachment 3 to Questions on Notice Q30
Attachment 4 to Questions on Notice Q30
Answers to supplementary questions
Letter clarifying evidence
Letter clarifying evidence


Tuesday 8 March 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am - 5.30 pm






9.30 am - 5.30 pm

Local Government (Tuckerman)






Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Tourism and Sport, Western Sydney (Ayres)
7






1
​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


Wednesday 9 March 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am - 5.30 pm






9.30 am - 5.30 pm

Lands and Water, Hospitality and Racing (Anderson)





Deputy Premier, Regional New South Wales, Police (Toole)
4






5
​Macquarie






Postponed

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

Postponed


Thursday 10 March 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am - 5.30 pm







9.30 am - 5.30 pm

Health (Hazzard)







Premier (Perrottet)

2






1

​Macquarie







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

Postponed


Friday 11 March 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am - 5.30 pm







9.30 am
 - 5.30 pm
Planning, Homes (Roberts)







Small Business, Fair Trading (Petinos)
7







4
​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


Monday 14 March 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am - 5.30 pm






9.30 am
 - 5.30 pm
Infrastructure, Cities, Active Transport (Stokes)






Multiculturalism, Seniors (Coure)
6






5
​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 question on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Tuesday 15 March 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am - 5.30 pm







9.30 am
 - 5.30 pm
Agriculture, Western New South Wales (Saunders)







Aboriginal Affairs, Arts, Regional Youth (Franklin)
4







1
​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


Wednesday 16 March 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am - 5.30 pm







9.30 am
 - 5.30 pm
Attorney General (Speakman)







Regional Transport and Roads (Farraway)

5







6
​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


Supplementary hearings 2021

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

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


Wednesday 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
Answers to questions on notice - Department of Communities and Justice

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
Attachment to question on notice no 13
Attachment to supplementary question no 9

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


Wednesday 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
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


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
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
Answers to questions on notice - NSW Electoral Commissioner
Answers to questions on notice - NSW Auditor General


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
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Letter clarifying transcript evidence

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Attachments to answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice - Ageing and Disability Commission

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
Attachment to supplementary question no 125 (b)
Attachment to supplementary question no 125 (d)
Attachment to supplementary question no 125 (e)
Attachment to supplementary question no 125 (f)
Attachment to supplementary question no 125 (g)
Letter clarifying transcript evidence


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

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