2007-08 Additional Estimates: Tuesday, 19 February 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 11.00pm.

The committee called the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

The committee will next meet on Friday, 22 February 2008, recalling the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts portfolio, commencing with the department, outcome 3 water resources.

Finance and Public Administration Committee

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

The committee met from 9.02am until 11.00pm.

The committee:

  • called agencies of Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio, including: the Australian Public Service Commission, the Australian National Audit Office and the Australian Institute of Family Studies;
  • called the department and agencies of the Finance and Deregulation portfolio, including the Australian Electoral Commission; and
  • called the Department of Human Services.

The committee will next meet on Friday, 22 February 2008, recalling departments and agencies from across its portfolio allocation, commencing with the Future Fund Management Agency.

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 11.02pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Immigration and Citizenship portfolio, including: the Migration Agents Registration Authority, the Refugee Review Tribunal and the Migration Review Tribunal; and
  • concluded its hearings.

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 11.03pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Transport and Regional Services portfolio, including: the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics, AusLink, Maritime and Land Transport, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Aviation and Airports, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Airservices Australia, Regional Services, the Office of Transport Security and the Inspector of Transport Security;
  • called the department and agencies of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio, including: the Australian Fisheries Management Authority; and
  • concluded its hearings.

Committees will meet on Wednesday, 20 and Thursday, 21 February 2008 as follows:

Community Affairs Committee (program)
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Health and Ageing

Economics Committee (program)
Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Resources, Energy and Tourism
Treasury

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee (program)
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee (program)
Defence (including Veterans' Affairs)
Foreign Affairs and Trade

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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