2009-10 Additional Estimates: Tuesday, 9 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 9.03am until 11.02pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Environment, Water Heritage and the Arts portfolio, including the Office of the Supervising Scientist, the Bureau of Meteorology, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the Director of National Parks, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and the National Water Commission; and
  • concluded its hearings.

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 9.08am until 9.40pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Finance and Deregulation portfolio, including Medibank Private Ltd, the Future Fund Management Agency and the Australian Electoral Commission;
  • called the department and agencies of the Human Services portfolio, including Centrelink and Medicare Australia; and
  • concluded its hearings.

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 10.47pm.

The committee:

  • called the Department of Immigration and Citizenship; and
  • concluded its hearings.

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 10.05pm.

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 Authority, the Office of Northern Australia, the Office of Transport Security, Airservices Australia, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau; and
  • concluded its hearings.

Committees will meet on Wednesday, 10 and Thursday, 11 February 2009 as follows:

Community Affairs Committee (program)
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Health and Ageing

Economics Committee (program)
Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Resources, Energy and Tourism
Treasury

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee (program)
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee (program)
Defence (including Veterans' Affairs)
Foreign Affairs and Trade

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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