2010-11 Budget Estimates: Thursday, 3 June 2010

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Community Affairs Legislation 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 9.00 am until 10.30 pm.

The committee again called the department and agencies of the Health and Ageing portfolio, including Professional Services Review, the Cancer Australia Agency, the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre, the National Health and Medical Research Council, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, Health Workforce Australia and the Australian Sports Commission.

Pursuant to a resolution of the Senate of 26 August 2008, the committee will next meet on Friday, 4 June 2010 in the Main Committee Room to consider estimates relating to cross portfolio Indigenous matters.

 

Economics Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Innovation, Industry, Science and Research; Resources, Energy and Tourism; Treasury

The committee met from 9.02 am until 10.19 pm.

The committee:

  • again called the department and agencies of the Treasury portfolio, including the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Office of Financial Management, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the Productivity Commission; and
  • concluded its hearings.

 

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

The committee met from 9.00 am until 9.42 pm.

The committee:

  • again called the department and agencies of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio, including the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority; and
  • concluded its hearings.

 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Defence (including Veterans' Affairs); Foreign Affairs and Trade

The committee met from 9.00 am until 6.05 pm.

The committee:

  • again called the department and agencies of the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio, including the Australia Centre for International Agricultural Research, the Australian Agency for International Development and Austrade; and
  • concluded its hearings.

 

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 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 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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