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Community Affairs Legislation Committee
Portfolios allocated: Families, Housing,
Community Services and Indigenous Affairs; Health and Ageing
The committee met from 8.30 am until 2.35 pm, pursuant to a
resolution of the Senate of
26 August 2008, to consider estimates relating to cross
portfolio Indigenous matters.
- called the department and agencies of the
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
portfolio, including Indigenous Business Australia;
- called the Department of Education, Employment
and Workplace Relations;
- called the Department of Health and
- called Centrelink from the Human Services
- concluded its hearings.
Portfolio budget statements and related papers can be
obtained from the Senate Table Office (phone 6277 3010) and on the
information about the consideration of the 2010-11 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.
Committee proceedingscan be viewed on the
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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The Senate Daily Summary is available on the Internet
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.
Senate Briefs, prepared by the Senate Procedure Office,
provide general information about the estimates process:
5: Consideration of Estimates by the Senate Committees
13: Rights and Responsibilities of Witnesses before Senate
Inquiries, comments and suggestions: phone 6277 3021