2007-08 Additional Estimates: Thursday, 21 February 2008

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Community Affairs Committee

Portfolios allocated: Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs; Health and Ageing
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.00am until 9.25pm.

The committee called the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

The committee will next meet on Friday, 22 February 2008, in Committee Room 2S2 calling the Department of Health and Ageing.

Economics Committee

Portfolios allocated: Innovation, Industry, Science and Research; Resources, Energy and Tourism; Treasury
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 8.45am until 11.01pm.

The committee:

  • called agencies of the Treasury portfolio, including: the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Productivity Commission;
  • called the department and agencies of the Innovation, Industry, Science and Research portfolio, including: the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation;
  • called the department and agencies of the Resources, Energy and Tourism portfolio, including: Geoscience Australia and Tourism Australia; and
  • concluded its hearings.

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee

Portfolios allocated: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.00am until 6.25pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio, including: the Workplace Authority, the Workplace Ombudsman, the Australian Building and Construction Commission, the Australian Industrial Registry and the Australian Fair Pay Commission Secretariat; and
  • concluded its hearings.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

Portfolios allocated: Defence (including Veterans' Affairs); Foreign Affairs and Trade
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.00am until 9.25pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio, including: the Australian Agency for International Development and the Australian Trade Commission; and
  • concluded its hearings.

Friday, 22 February Further hearings

The following committees will meet on 22 February:

  • Community Affairs Committee Committee Room 2S2 calling the Department of Health and Ageing commencing at 9.00am;
  • Environment, Communications, and the Arts Committee Committee Room 2S3 calling the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts portfolio, commencing with the department commencing at 8.00am; and
  • Finance and Public Administration Committee Committee Room 2R1 recalling departments and agencies from across its portfolio allocation, commencing with the Future Fund Management Agency commencing at 9.00am.


Related links

Portfolio budget statements and related papers can be obtained from the Senate Table Office (phone 6277 3010) and on the Internet.

General information about the consideration of the 2007-08 additional estimates (membership of committees, portfolio allocation, terms of reference etc.) is available on the Senate website.

A program for each committee is available on the Senate website and will be updated as necessary.

Committee proceedingscan be viewed on the Internet

Committee Hansardscan be obtained from the Senate Table Office (phone 6277 3010) and on the Internet

The Senate Daily Summary, published each day after the committees meet, gives an overview of the progress made by committees and the business they expect to consider the next day.

 

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Online

The Senate Daily Summary is available on the Internet at www.aph.gov.au/senate

It is issued this week as a convenient summary of each day's consideration of estimates by Senate committees. On sitting days it provides a summary of each day's proceedings in the Senate.

Further information

Senate Briefs provide general information about the estimates process:
No. 4: Senate Committees
No. 5: Consideration of Estimates by the Senate Committees
No. 13: Rights and Responsibilities of Witnesses before Senate Committees

Contact details

Inquiries, comments and suggestions:
phone 6277 3021
e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au

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