2008-09 Budget Estimates: Wednesday, 4 June 2008

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No. 32/2008

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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 the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Agency, Medibank Private, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Agency, Cancer Australia Agency and the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency.

The committee will meet on Thursday, 5 June 2008 in Committee Room 2S1, again calling the Health and Ageing 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 9.01am until 10.59pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Treasury portfolio, including the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.

The committee will meet on Thursday, 5 June 2008 in Committee Room 2R1, again calling the Treasury portfolio, commencing with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

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 9.01am until 10.00pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio, including Teaching Australia.

The committee will meet on Thursday, 5 June 2008 in Committee Room 2S3, again calling the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio, commencing with Skills Australia.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

Portfolios allocated: Foreign Affairs and Trade; Defence (including Veterans' Affairs)
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.00am until 10.25pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Defence portfolio, including the Defence Materiel Organisation.

The committee will meet on Thursday, 5 June 2008 in the Main Committee Room, again calling the Defence portfolio, commencing with the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

 

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 by the Senate Table Office 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, prepared by the Senate Procedure Office, 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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