Thursday 15 February 2007 2006-07 Additional Estimates

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Economics Committee

Portfolios allocated: Industry, Tourism and Resources; Treasury
For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9am until 9.40pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Treasury portfolio, including: the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; and
  • called the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources.

 

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee

Portfolios allocated: Employment and Workplace Relations; Education, Science and Training

For current information about the committee’s hearings
The committee met from 9.03am until 10.40pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio, including: the Office of the Employment Advocate, the Australian Building and Construction Commission, the Australian Fair Pay Commission Secretariat, the Office of Workplace Services, and Comcare; and
  • did not require the Australian Industrial Relations Commission; and
  • concluded its hearings.

 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

Portfolios allocated: Foreign Affairs and Trade; Defence (including Veterans’ Affairs)
For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9am until 10.50pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio, including the Australian Agency for International Development and the Australian Trade Commission; and
  • concluded its hearings.

 

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee

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

The committee met from 9.05am until 10.58pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Transport and Regional Services portfolio, including: AusLink, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Airservices Australia, the Inspector of Transport Security, the Office of Transport Security, and the National Capital Authority.

 

Friday, 16 February – Further hearings

The following committees will meet on 16 February:

  • Economics committee–House of Representatives Committee Room 2R1–calling the department and agencies of the Industry, Tourism and Resources portfolio, commencing with the department;
  • Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee–Senate Committee Room 2S3–calling the Environment and Water Resources portfolio, commencing with the National Water Commission;
  • Finance and Public Administration Committee–Main Committee Room–calling the Department of Human Services and agencies;
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee–Senate Committee Room 2S1–calling the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 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 2006-07 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 listed below is available on the Senate webpage and will be updated as necessary.

Committee proceedings can be viewed on the Internet

Committee Hansards can be obtained from the Senate Table Office (phone 62773010) 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 3015
e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au

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