2007-08 Additional Estimates: Wednesday, 20 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 11.00pm.

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

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 21 February 2008, in 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 9.02am until 11.17pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Treasury portfolio, including: the Australian Office of Financial Management, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Australian Taxation Office, the Inspector-General of Taxation and the Takeovers Panel.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 21 February 2008 at 8.45am, in Committee Room 2R1 recalling the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, followed by the department and agencies of the Innovation, Industry, Science and Research portfolio, the Resources, Energy and Tourism portfolio and other Treasury portfolio agencies.

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 6.49pm.

The committee called the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 21 February 2008, in Committee Room 2S3 recalling 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 9.50pm.

The committee called the Department of Defence and the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 21 February 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 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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