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 2017 hearings 


2017-2018 Budget Estimates

The 2017-2018 Budget Estimates hearings were held from Monday, 22 May to Friday, 2 June 2017.

Schedule of meetings (PDF 199KB)  

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

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