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No. 73/2005
www.aph.gov.au/senate

2005-06 BUDGET ESTIMATES
supplementary hearings

Monday 31 October 2005

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 2005-06 Budget estimates (membership of committees, portfolio allocation, terms of reference etc.) is available on the Senate webpage.

An agenda for each of the legislation committees listed below is available on the Senate webpage and will be updated as necessary.

The Senate Daily Summary will be published each day after the legislation 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.

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee
Portfolios allocated: Communications, Information Technology and the Arts; Environment and Heritage
For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.05am until 11.10pm.

The committee:

  1. commenced the Communications, Information Technology and the Arts portfolio (commenced outcome 3–output 3.1, Corporate Services, outputs 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5 to be examined through questions on notice)
  2. will continue the Communications, Information Technology and the Arts portfolio (outcome 2) and
  3. will commence the Environment and Heritage portfolio when it meets on Tuesday 1 November 2005 in Senate Committee Room 2S3

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
Portfolios allocated: Finance and Administration; Human Services; Parliament; Prime Minister and Cabinet
For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.04am until 11.19pm.

The committee:

  1. completed Parliament
  2. completed the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio
  3. will commence the Finance and Administration portfolio when it meets on Tuesday 1 November 2005 in Senate Committee Room 2S1

Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee
Portfolios allocated: Attorney-General; Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs
For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.03am until 11.01pm.

The committee:

  1. completed the Attorney-General’s portfolio
  2. will commence the Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs portfolio when it meets on Tuesday 1 November 2005 in the Main Committee Room

  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
  Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Transport and Regional Services
For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.05am until 10.38pm.

The committee:

  1. commenced the Transport and Regional Services portfolio
  2. will continue the Transport and Regional Services portfolio (Territories and Local Government and National Capital Authority) and
  3. will commence the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio when it meets on Tuesday 1 November 2005 in House of Representatives Committee Room 2R1

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The Senate Daily Summary is available on the Internet at www.aph.gov.au/senate
Enquiries, comments and suggestions: phone 6277 3209
e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au

This publicationis issued by the Senate Procedure Office as a convenient summary of each day’s consideration of estimates by Senate legislation committees. Budget estimates statements and related papers can be obtained from the Senate Table Office (phone: 6277 3010) and on the Internet.

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Further information
Committee Hansards can be obtained from the Senate Table Office (phone 6277 3010) and on the Internet (when available)
Committee proceedings can be viewed on the Internet
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’s Legislation Committees
No. 13: Rights and Responsibilities of Witnesses before Senate Committees

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