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.
Estimates hearings on Tuesday 21 October did not proceed as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. The hearings will be rescheduled. Further information will be provided as it is received.
2014-2015 Supplementary Budget Estimates
The 2014-2015 Supplementary Budget Estimates hearings will be held from Monday, 20 October to Friday, 24 October 2014.
- 2014-2015 Supplementary Budget Estimates schedule of meetings (Schedule)
- Estimates daily programs (pdf)
|Estimates hearings for 2014|
Reports, hearing transcripts and answers to questions on notice
(including information from previous estimates hearings)
For more information on the role of estimates hearings, read: