2008-09 Additional Estimates: Wednesday, 25 February 2009

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Community Affairs Committee

Portfolios allocated: Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs; Health and Ageing
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.30am until 11.05pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Health and Ageing portfolio, including Cancer Australia, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, the Australian Sports Commission, the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency, the National Blood Authority and the Private Health Insurance Administration Council.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 26 February 2009 in Senate Committee Room 2S1, calling the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs portfolio, commencing with the department.

 

Economics Committee

Portfolios allocated: Innovation; Industry, Science and Research; Resources, Energy and Tourism; Treasury
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.00am until 11.33pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Treasury portfolio, including the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Taxation Office.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 26 February 2009 in House of Representatives Committee Room 2R1, calling:

  • agencies of the Treasury portfolio, commencing with the Australian Bureau of Statistics;
  • the department and agencies of the Resources, Energy and Tourism portfolio, commencing with the department; and
  • the department and agencies of the Innovation, Industry, Science and Research portfolio, commencing with the department.

 

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee

Portfolios allocated: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.01am until 8.01pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio, including the Office of Early Childhood Education and Child Care.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 26 February 2009 in Senate Committee Room 2S3, again calling the department and agencies of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio, commencing with the Workplace Ombudsman.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

Portfolios allocated: Defence (including Veterans' Affairs); Foreign Affairs and Trade
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.00am until 8.55pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Defence portfolio, including the Defence Materiel Organisation, Defence Housing Australia, the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Australian War Memorial.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 26 February 2009 in the Main Committee Room, calling the department and agencies of the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio, commencing with the department.


Related links

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 2008-09 additional estimates (membership of committees, portfolio allocation, terms of reference etc.) is available on the Senate web page.

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

Committee proceedingscan be viewed on the Internet

Committee Hansardscan be obtained from the Senate Table Office (phone 6277 3010) and on the Internet (when available)

The Senate Daily Summary will be published each day after the committees meet. The Summary will give a brief overview on the progress made by each committee and the business each committee expects to consider the next day.

 

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Online

The Senate Daily Summary is available on the Internet at www.aph.gov.au/senate

It is issued this week by the Senate Table Office as a convenient summary of each day's consideration of estimates by Senate committees. On sitting days it provides a summary of each day's proceedings in the Senate.

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 6277 3021
e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au

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