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.
2013-2014 Budget Estimates
The 2013-2014 Budget Estimates will be held from Monday, 27 May to Friday, 7 June 2013. Legislation committees are due to present reports on 25 June 2013.
Reports, hearing transcripts and answers to questions on notice
(including information from previous estimates hearings)
Senate estimates hearings are broadcast live over the Internet. Details can be found here.
For more information on the role of estimates hearings, read: