Estimates at a Glance - 25 May to 4 June 2015

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No. 27/2015

25 May to 5 June 2015

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2015-16 Budget estimates

A quick guide to proceedings

Committee proceedings can be viewed on the Internet.

Committee Hansards can be obtained from the Internet (when available).

Portfolio budget statements and related papers can be obtained from the Senate Table Office (phone 6277 3010) and on the Internet.

General information about the consideration of the 2015-16 Budget estimates (membership of committees, portfolio allocation, terms of reference etc.) is available on the Senate web page.

A program for each of the committees is available on the Senate webpage and will be updated as necessary.

For further information on Senate Committees, please contact the office of the Senior Clerk of Committees on 02 6277 3555.

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Committee Secretary: Ms Christine McDonald

Phone: +61 2 6277 3379    Fax: +61 2 6277 5818    Email: ec.sen@aph.gov.au

[homepage]  [program]

The Committee will meet from Monday, 25 May to Thursday, 28 May in Committee Room 2S3, calling the following portfolios:

Communications [portfolio information]

Environment [portfolio information]

Synopsis of each day’s hearings: [25 May]  [26 May]  [27 May]  [28 May

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Committee Secretary: Ms Lyn Beverley

Phone: +61 2 6277 3530    Fax: +61 2 6277 5809    Email: fpa.sen@aph.gov.au

[homepage]  [program]

The Committee will meet from Monday, 25 May to Thursday, 28 May in Committee Room 2S1, calling the:

Department of the Senate, the Department of the Parliamentary Budget Office, and the Department of Parliamentary Services

Finance portfolio [portfolio information]

Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio [portfolio information]

Pursuant to a resolution of the Senate of 26 August 2008, the Committee will also hold a special hearing on cross portfolio Indigenous matters in Committee Room 2S1 on Friday, 29 May

Synopsis of each day’s hearings: [25 May]  [26 May]  [27 May]  [28 May]  [29 May]

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Committee Secretary: Ms Sophie Dunstone

Phone: +61 2 6277 3494    Fax: +61 2 6277 5794    Email: legcon.sen@aph.gov.au

[homepage]  [program]

The Committee will meet from Monday, 25 May to Thursday, 28 May in the Main Committee Room, calling the following portfolios:

Attorney-General [portfolio information]

Immigration and Border Protection [portfolio information]

Synopsis of each day’s hearings: [25 May]  [26 May]  [27 May]  [28 May

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Committee Secretary: Mr Tim Watling

Phone: +61 2 6277 3510    Fax: +61 2 6277 5811    Email: rrat.sen@aph.gov.au

[homepage]  [program]

The Committee will meet from Monday, 25 May to Thursday, 28 May in Committee Room 2R1, calling the following portfolios:

Agriculture [portfolio information]

Infrastructure and Regional Development [portfolio information]

Synopsis of each day’s hearings: [25 May]  [26 May]  [27 May]  [28 May

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Committee Secretary: Ms Jeanette Radcliff

Phone: +61 2 6277 3005    Fax: +61 2 6277 5829    Email: community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au

[homepage]  [program]

The Committee will meet from Monday, 1 June to Thursday, 4 June in Committee Room 2S1, calling the following portfolios:

Health [portfolio information]

Social Services, including Human Services [portfolio information]

Synopsis of each day’s hearings: [1 June]  [2 June]  [3 June]  [4 June]  [5 June]

Economics Legislation Committee

Committee Secretary: Dr Kathleen Dermody

Phone: +61 2 6277 3541    Fax: +6277 5719    Email: economics.sen@aph.gov.au

[homepage]  [program]

The Committee will meet from Monday, 1 June to Thursday, 4 June in Committee Room 2R1, calling the following portfolios:

Industry and Science [portfolio information]

Treasury [portfolio information]

Synopsis of each day’s hearings: [1 June]  [2 June]  [3 June]  [4 June]

Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Committee Secretary: Ms Julia Agostino

Phone: +61 2 6277 3520    Fax: +61 2 6277 5706    Email: eec.sen@aph.gov.au

[homepage]  [program]

The Committee will meet from Monday, 1 June to Thursday, 4 June in Committee Room 2S3, calling the following portfolios:

Education and Training [portfolio information]

Employment [portfolio information]

Synopsis of each day’s hearings: [1 June]  [2 June]  [3 June]  [4 June

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Committee Secretary: Mr David Sullivan

Phone: +61 2 6277 3538    Fax: +61 2 6277 5818    Email: fadt.sen@aph.gov.au

[homepage]  [program]

The Committee will meet from Monday, 1 June to Thursday, 4 June in the Main Committee Room, calling the following portfolios:

Defence, including Veterans’ Affairs [portfolio information]

Foreign Affairs and Trade [portfolio information]

Synopsis of each day’s hearings: [1 June]  [2 June]  [3 June]  [4 June]

Contact SDS

Online
The Senate Daily Summary is available on the Internet at www.aph.gov.au/senate. On sitting days it provides a summary of each day’s proceedings in the Senate.

Estimates at a Glance is issued this week by the Senate Table Office as a convenient guide and index for information relating to the consideration of estimates by Senate committees.

Follow the Australian Senate on Twitter: @AuSenate

Further information

Senate Briefs, prepared by the Senate Procedure Office, provide general information about the estimates process:
No. 4: Senate Committees
No. 5: Consideration of Estimates by the Senate Committees
No. 13: Rights and Responsibilities of Witnesses before Senate Committees

Contact details

Inquiries, comments and suggestions:
phone 02 6277 3021
e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au