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.
2015-2016 Budget Estimates
The 2015-2016 Budget Estimates hearings were held from Monday, 25 May to Friday, 29 May 2015 (Group A) and Monday, 1 June to Friday, 5 June 2015 (Group B).
|Estimates hearings for 2015|
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: