2009-10 Budget Estimates: Tuesday, 26 May 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 9.00am until 10.14pm.

The committee called the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

The committee will next meet on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 in Senate Committee Room 2S3, calling the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts portfolio, commencing with the National Film and Sound Archive.

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 11.01pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio, including the Privacy Commissioner, the Institute of Family Studies, the Australian National Audit Office, the Public Service Commission, Old Parliament House, the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security and the Office of National Assessments.

The committee will next meet on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 in Senate Committee Room 2S1, calling the department and agencies of the Finance and Deregulation 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 agencies of the Attorney-General's portfolio, including the Australian Federal Police, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, Australian Crime Commission, Australian Institute of Criminology and the Criminology Research Council.

The committee will next meet on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 in the Main Committee Room:

  • again calling the department and agencies of the Attorney-General's portfolio, commencing with the CrimTrac Agency; and
  • calling the department and agencies of the Immigration and Citizenship portfolio.

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 10.37pm.

The committee again called the department and agencies of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio, including the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, the Quarantine and Biosecurity Policy Unit, Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, Biosecurity Australia, Australian Wool Innovation, Product Integrity, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, the Grains Research and Development Corporation, and the Bureau of Rural Sciences.

The committee will next meet on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 in House of Representatives Committee Room 2R1, 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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