2008-09 Additional Estimates: Thursday, 26 February 2009

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Community Affairs 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 9.00am until 7.55pm.

The committee called the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Pursuant to a resolution of the Senate of 26 August 2008, the committee will next meet on Friday, 27 February 2009 in the Main Committee Room to hold a hearing on cross portfolio Indigenous matters.

 

Economics Committee

Portfolios allocated: Innovation; Industry, Science and Research; Resources, Energy and Tourism; Treasury
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.30am until 10.57pm.

The committee:

  • called agencies of the Treasury portfolio, including the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Office of Financial Management, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Productivity Commission;
  • called the department and agencies of the Resources, Energy and tourism portfolio, including Tourism Australia;
  • called the department and agencies of the Innovation, Industry, Science and Research portfolio, including the Office of the Chief Scientist, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, the Australian Research Council and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation; and
  • concluded its hearings.

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee

Portfolios allocated: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.01am until 8.46pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio, including the Workplace Ombudsman, the Workplace Authority and the Australian Building and Construction Commission; and
  • concluded its hearings.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade 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 8.05pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio, including the Australian Agency for International Development, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research and the Australian Trade Commission; 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 2008-09 additional estimates (membership of committees, portfolio allocation, terms of reference etc.) is available on the Senate web page.

A program for each of the committees listed below 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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