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Budget Estimates

Budget Estimates

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

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 hearingsThursday 29 August - Friday 13 September 2019
Supplementary hearingsMonday 28 October - Friday 1 November 2019

The Budget Estimates schedule was agreed to on 5 June 2019 and amended on 19 June 2019. 

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

Budget Estimates Guide - 2019-2020.pdf

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

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


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


​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


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


​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


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

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


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






​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




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

​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


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





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


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

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


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
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










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

1
​Preston Stanley

Hearing schedule
Transcript
Questions on notice
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


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

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


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 


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 
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


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.