2008-09 Budget Estimates: Tuesday, 27 May 2008

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No. 26/2008

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Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee

Portfolios allocated: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy; Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.04am until 8.05pm.

The committee called the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

The committee will meet on Wednesday, 28 May 2008 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 Deregulation; Human Services; Parliament; Prime Minister and Cabinet (including Climate Change)
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.01am until 9.12pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio, including the Privacy Commissioner.

The committee will meet on Wednesday, 28 May 2008 in Senate Committee Room 2S1, again calling the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio, commencing with the Australian National Audit Office.

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 National Native Title Tribunal, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Insolvency and Trustee Service of Australia, the Australian Government Solicitor, the Federal Court of Australia, the Federal Magistrates Court, the Family Court of Australia, the Classification Board and Classification Review Board.

The committee will meet on Wednesday, 28 May 2008 in the Main Committee Room, calling the Immigration and Citizenship portfolio, commencing with the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee

Portfolios allocated: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.00am until 10.58pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio, including the Grains Research and Development Corporation, Meat and Livestock Australia, the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics, the Bureau of Rural Sciences and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority.

The committee will meet on Wednesday, 28 May 2008 in House of Representatives Committee Room 2R1, calling the Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government 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 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 Committees

Contact details

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

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