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:
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
Friday 30 August 2019
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Monday 2 September 2019
Tuesday 3 September 2019
Wednesday 4 September 2019
Thursday 5 September 2019
Friday 6 September 2019
Monday 9 September 2019
Tuesday 10 September 2019
Wednesday 11 September 2019
Friday 13 September 2019
For more information, please contact the secretariat at (02) 9230 3750 or email email@example.com.
For transcripts and other information relating to Budget Estimates 2018-2019, please click here.