2009-10 Additional Estimates: Monday, 8 February 2010

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Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Broadband, Communications, and the Digital Economy; Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.08am until 9.24pm.

The committee called:

  • the department and agencies of the Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy portfolio, including Australia Post, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Special Broadcasting Service, the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the NBN Co; and
  • the department and agencies of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts portfolio, including the Australia Council, the National Museum of Australia, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Library of Australia and Screen Australia.

The committee will next meet on Tuesday, 9 February 2010 in Senate Committee Room 2S3, again calling the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts portfolio, commencing with the department.

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Finance and Deregulation; Human Services; Parliament; Prime Minister and Cabinet
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.03am until 11.00pm.

The committee called:

  • the Department of the Senate and the Department of Parliamentary Services; and
  • the department and agencies of the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio, including the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General, the Australian Institute of Family Studies, the Australian National Audit Office and the Department of Climate Change.

The committee will next meet on Tuesday, 9 February 2010 in Senate Committee Room 2S1, calling:

  • the department and agencies of the Finance and Deregulation portfolio, commencing with Medibank Private Ltd; and
  • the department and agencies of the Human Services portfolio, commencing with the department.

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Attorney-General; Immigration and Citizenship
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.00am until 11.00pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Attorney-General's portfolio, including the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Classification Board and Classification Review Board, the Federal Court of Australia , the High Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Magistrates Court , the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.

The committee will next meet on Tuesday, 9 February 2010 in the Main Committee Room, calling the Immigration and Citizenship portfolio, commencing with the department.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.00am until 10.00pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio, including the Biosecurity Services Group, Meat and Livestock Australia, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics, the Bureau of Rural Sciences, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, Wheat Exports Australia and the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.

The committee will next meet on Tuesday, 9 February 2010 in House of Representatives Committee Room 2R1, calling the Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government portfolio, commencing with the department.

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 2009-10 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 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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