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.
2014-2015 Supplementary Budget Estimates
The 2014-2015 Supplementary Budget Estimates hearings were held from Monday, 20 October to Friday, 24 October 2014.
Hearings on Tuesday 21 October that did not proceed as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam have been rescheduled to Thursday, 20 November 2014.
- 2014-2015 Supplementary Budget Estimates schedule of meetings, to 24 October (Schedule)
- 2014-2015 Supplementary Budget Estimates schedule of meetings for 20 November (to be provided)
- Estimates daily programs (pdf) (20 November to be provided)
|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: