2005-06 Budget estimates at a glance


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No. 25/2005

23 May-3 June 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 to the next day.

The eight Senate legislation committees will meet this fortnight to consider the 2005-06 Budget estimates. Meetings are scheduled from Monday to Thursday each week, with spillovers on Friday, if required.

This week (23 to 27 May) the following committees will consider the following portfolios:

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee
Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
Environment and Heritage

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
Parliament
Finance and Administration
Prime Minister and Cabinet

Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee
Attorney-General
Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Transport and Regional Services

Next week (30 May to 3 June) the following committees will consider the following portfolios:

Community Affairs Legislation Committee
Family and Community Services
Health and Ageing

Economics Legislation Committee
Industry, Tourism and Resources
Treasury

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Legislation Committee
Education, Science and Training
Employment and Workplace Relations

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
Defence (including Veterans’ Affairs)
Foreign Affairs and Trade

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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. Budget estimates statements and related papers can be obtained from the Senate Table Office (phone: 6277 3010) and on the Internet.

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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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