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 


2016-2017 Budget Estimates

The 2016-2017 Budget Estimates hearings will be held on Thursday, 5 May and Friday, 6 May 2016 (for further information see Journals of the Senate: No. 150 - 19 April 2016, p4130).

Letter from the Senate Clerk to agency heads Rescheduled 2016-17 Budget Estimates hearings (in accordance with an order of the Senate of 25 June 2014)

Schedule of meetings (updated)  

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

Daily programs

Detailed agenda for each hearing.

Watch

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.
Portfolios
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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