2005-06 Budget Estimates - Tuesday 31 May 2005


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No. 32/2005

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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 the next day.

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Family and Community Services; Health and Ageing

For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.05am until 10.05pm.

The committee:

  • completed the Family and Community Services portfolio
  • will commence the Health and Ageing portfolio (outcomes 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11) when it meets on Wednesday 1 June 2005 in Senate Committee Room 2S1

Economics Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Industry, Tourism and Resources; Treasury

For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.04am until 10.40pm.

The committee:

  • completed the Industry, Tourism and Resources portfolio
  • commenced the Treasury portfolio (completed Australian Competition and Consumer Commission)
  • will continue the Treasury portfolio (Australian Bureau of Statistics, Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee, National Competition Council, Productivity Commission, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, and the Treasury [outcomes 1 and 2]) when it meets on Wednesday 1 June 2005 in House of Representatives Committee Room 2R1

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Education, Science and Training; Employment and Workplace Relations

For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.05am until 10.50pm.

The committee:

  • continued the Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio
  • will continue the Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio (output 2.2–Workplace relations implementation) when it meets on Friday 3 June 2005
  • will commence the Education, Science and Training portfolio (Cross Portfolio, Australian Research Council, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Science Group, and Schools Group) when it meets on Wednesday 1 June 2005 in Senate Committee Room 2S3

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation 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 9.00pm.

The committee:

  • completed the Defence portfolio
  • will commence the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, portfolio overview, outputs 1.1 to 1.4, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1 and 4.2) when it meets on Wednesday 1 June 2005 in the Main Committee Room

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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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