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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:

​Initial hearings
​22 August to 7 September 2022
Supplementary hearings
​24 October to 28 October 2022


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.

Each Portfolio 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

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
10.00 am – 1.30 pm
Education and Early Learning (Mitchell)
3
​Jubilee Room
Hearing schedule
Tabled documents
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Wednesday 26 October 2022

Time 
Portfolios 
PC
​Room
Documents
10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Transport (Elliott)
Metropolitan Roads (Ward)
Regional Transport and Roads (Farraway)
Infrastructure, Cities, Active Transport (Stokes)
6

​Macquarie Room

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


Thursday 27 October 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
1.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Health (Hazzard)
2
​Macquarie Room
Hearing schedule
Tabled documents
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Friday 28 October 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 11.30 am
Fair Trading (Dominello)
4
​Macquarie Room
Hearing schedule
Tabled documents
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions



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 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

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm







9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Attorney General (Speakman)







Treasurer, Energy (Kean)
5







1
​Macquarie







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

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


Tuesday 23 August 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm







9.30 am – 5.30 pm

​Education and Early Learning (Mitchell)







Environment and Heritage (Griffin)
3







7
​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
Letter clarifying evidence


Wednesday 24 August 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Metropolitan Roads, Women's Safety and the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence (Ward)
6
​Macquarie
Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions


Thursday 25 August 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm






9.30 am – 5.30 pm

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





Local Government (Tuckerman)
3






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


Friday 26 August 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm






9.30 am – 5.30 pm

​Transport, Veterans, Western Sydney (Elliott)






Finance, Employee Relations (Tudehope)
6






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


Monday 29 August 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm

9.30 am – 5.30 pm

​Corrections (Lee)

Planning, Homes (Roberts)
5

7
Postponed

Jubilee
Postponed - see 24 October 2022

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


Tuesday 30 August 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm







9.30 am – 5.30 pm

Families and Communities, Disability Services (Maclaren-Jones)






​Customer Service and Digital Government (Dominello)
5







4
​Macquarie







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

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


Wednesday 31 August 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm








9.30 am – 5.30 pm

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







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
Letter clarifying evidence

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


Thursday 1 September 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm







9.30 am – 5.30 pm
​Multiculturalism, Seniors (Coure)







Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Sport (Henskens)
5







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


Friday 2 September 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm








9.30 am – 5.30 pm

​Emergency Services and Resilience, Flood Recovery (Cooke)







Lands and Water, Hospitality and Racing (Anderson)
5








4
​Macquarie








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

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


Monday 5 September 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, Tourism (Franklin)
4








1
​Macquarie








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

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


Tuesday 6 September 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm








9.30 am – 5.30 pm







9.30 am 12.30 pm
​Women, Regional Health, Mental Health (Taylor)








Infrastructure, Cities, Active Transport (Stokes)







The Legislature (Mason-Cox)
2








6







1
​Macquarie








Jubilee







814/815

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

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


Wednesday 7 September 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm








9.30 am – 5.30 pm














9.30 am – 5.30 pm
​Health (Hazzard)








Premier (Perrottet)














Small Business, Fair Trading (Dominello)
2








1














4
​Macquarie








Jubilee














814/815
Hearing schedule
Tabled documents
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice
Answers to supplementary questions
Letter clarifying evidence

Hearing schedule
Tabled documents
Transcript
Questions on notice
Supplementary questions
Answers to questions on notice - Independent Commission Against Corruption
Answers to questions on notice - Audit Office of New South Wales
Answers to questions on notice - NSW Electoral Commission
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
Further supplementary questions
Answers to further supplementary questions


Monday 24 October 2022

Time 
Portfolio 
PC
​Room
Documents
9.30 am – 5.30 pm

Corrections (Lee)

5

Macquarie

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


For more information, please contact the secretariat at (02) 9230 3783 or email budget.estimates@parliament.nsw.gov.au

For transcripts and other information relating to the previous Budget Estimates for 2021-2022 please click here.