2005-06 Budget Estimates - Thursday 26 May 2005


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No. 29/2005

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 2005-06 Budget estimates (membership of committees, portfolio allocation, terms of reference etc.) is available on the Senate web page.

An agenda for each of the legislation committees listed below is available on the Senate webpage and will be updated as necessary.

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

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Communications, Information Technology and the Arts; Environment and Heritage

For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.04am until 10.58pm.

The committee completed:

  • the Environment and Heritage portfolio
  • budget estimates consideration

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Finance and Administration; Parliament; Prime Minister and Cabinet

For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.02am until 11.16pm.

The committee completed:

  • the Finance and Administration portfolio
  • budget estimates consideration

Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Attorney-General; Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.03am until 10.54pm.

The committee:

  • continued the Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs portfolio (completed outcomes 1 and 2, Migration Agents Registration Authority, Migration Review Tribunal, and Refugee Review Tribunal)
  • will continue the Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs portfolio (Torres Strait Regional Authority, and outcomes 3 to 5) when it meets on Friday 27 May 2005 in the Main Committee Room

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Transport and Regional Services

For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.03am until 11.00pm.

The committee:

  • completed the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio
  • continued the Transport and Regional Services portfolio (Territories and Local Government)
  • will continue the Transport and Regional Services portfolio (Territories and Local Government, and National Capital Authority) when it meets on Friday 27 May 2005 in House of Representatives Committee Room 2R1

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

Enquiries, comments and suggestions: phone 6277 3209

e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au

This publication is issued by the Senate Procedure Office as a convenient summary of each day’s consideration of estimates by Senate legislation committees.

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Further information

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

Committee proceedings can be viewed on the Internet

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’s Legislation Committees

No. 13: Rights and Responsibilities of Witnesses before Senate Committees

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