Senate Estimates

Senate Estimates hearings

Estimates of government expenditure are referred to Senate committees as part of the annual budget cycle. This opportunity to examine the operations of government plays a key role in the parliamentary scrutiny of the executive.

Overview of the proposed dates for 2016 hearings 

2015-2016 Supplementary Budget Estimates

The 2015-2016 Supplementary Budget Estimates hearings were held from Monday, 19 October to Friday, 23 October 2015.

Schedule of meetings 

A guide to the days each committee will be meeting for this round.

Daily programs

Detailed agenda for each hearing.


Hearings are streamed live on the website. You can also access recordings of previous hearings.

Daily summaries

Overviews of the topics covered during each day of estimates hearings. (Information will be available after the conclusion of each hearing)

Transcript schedule

The schedule keeps you up-to-date with the production status of transcripts and provides links to each Hansard when it is published.

Hansard transcripts Hansards (transcripts) are loaded onto the website as they become available.
Allocation of portfolios to Senate Committees when considering estimates

Committee Estimates pages

Visit committee estimates pages for information on current and past estimates rounds, including links to reports, hearing transcripts, answers to questions on notice and tabled documents.

More information

For more information on the role of estimates hearings, read:

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