2009-10 Budget Estimates: Wednesday, 27 May 2009

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No. 32/2009

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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 9.02am until 11.01pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts portfolio, including the National Film and Sound Archive.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 28 May 2009 in Senate Committee Room 2S3, again calling the department and agencies of 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 9.00am until 9.35pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Finance and Deregulation portfolio, including Comsuper, ASC Pty Ltd, Medibank Private and the Future Fund Management Agency.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 28 May 2009 in Senate Committee Room 2S1, calling the department and agencies of the Finance and Deregulation portfolio and the Department of Human Services, commencing with the Department of Finance and Deregulation.

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 CrimTrac Agency, Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia, the High Court of Australia and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions; and
  • the department and agencies of the Immigration and Citizenship portfolio, including the Migration Review Tribunal, the Refugee Review Tribunal and the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 28 May 2009 in the Main Committee Room again calling the department and agencies of 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 9.05am until 10.56pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government portfolio, including Infrastructure Australia, the Australian Rail Track Corporation, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, and the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 28 May 2009 in House of Representatives Committee Room 2R1, again calling the department and agencies of 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 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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