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No. 71/2008

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2008-09 Supplementary budget estimates

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 11.00pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Health and Ageing portfolio, including the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the Private Health Insurance Administration Council, the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, Cancer Australia, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, the Australian Sports Commission, the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency and General Practice Education and Training Limited.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 23 October 2008 in Senate Committee Room 2S1, calling the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs portfolio, commencing with the department.

 

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 9.04am until 11.00pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Treasury portfolio, including the Australian Office of Financial Management, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Taxation Office.
The committee will next meet on Thursday, 23 October 2008 in House of Representatives Committee Room 2R1, calling:

  • the Treasury portfolio, commencing with the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority;
  • the Innovation, Industry, Science and Research portfolio, commencing with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation; and
  • the Resources, Energy and Tourism portfolio, commencing with the department.

 

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 9.13am until 7.54pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio, including Teaching Australia and the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
The committee will next meet on Thursday, 23 October 2008 in Senate Committee Room 2S3, again calling the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio, commencing with the department.

 

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 9.05pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Defence portfolio, including the Defence Materiel Organisation, the Defence Housing Authority and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
The committee will next meet on Thursday, 23 October 2008 in the Main Committee Room, calling the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio, commencing with the department.

 

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 2008-09 supplementary budget estimates (membership of committees, portfolio allocation, terms of reference etc.) is available on the Senate web page.

A program for each of the committees is available on the Senate webpage 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 (when available)

The Senate Daily Summary will be published each day after the committees meet. The Summary will give a brief overview on the progress made by each committee and the business each committee expects 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 Committee

Contact details

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

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