2007-08 Additional Estimates: Monday, 18 February 2008

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Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee

Portfolios allocated: Environment and Water Resources; Communications, Information Technology and the Arts;
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.04am until 11.01pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy portfolio, including: Australia Post, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Special Broadcasting Service and the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

The committee will next meet on Tuesday, 19 February 2007 in Senate Committee Room 2S3, calling the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts portfolio, commencing with the department.

 

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Portfolios allocated: Finance and Administration; Human Services; Parliament; Prime Minister and Cabinet
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.00am until 11.10pm.

The committee called the Department of the Senate, the Department of Parliamentary Services, and the department and agencies of the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio, including the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General.

The committee will next meet on Tuesday 22 May 2007 in Senate Committee Room 2S1, again calling the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio, commencing with the Australian Public Service Commission.

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Portfolios allocated: Attorney-General; Immigration and Citizenship
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 Attorney-General's portfolio, including: the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, the Australian Customs Service, the Australian Crime Commission, AUSTRAC, the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, the Australian Government Solicitor, the Federal Magistrates Court, the Family Court of Australia and the National Capital Authority.

The committee will next meet on Tuesday, 19 February 2008 in the Main Committee Room, calling the Immigration and Citizenship portfolio, commencing with the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee

Portfolios allocated: Transport and Regional Services; Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
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 Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio, including: the Grains Research and Development Corporation, the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, Biosecurity Australia, the Export Wheat Commission, the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and the Bureau of Rural Sciences.

The committee will next meet on Tuesday, 19 February 2008 in House of Representatives Committee Room 2R1, calling the Transport and Regional Services 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 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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