Wednesday, 30 May 2007

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No. 38/2007

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Community Affairs Committee

Portfolios allocated: Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs; Health and Ageing
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.05am until 11.00pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Health and Ageing portfolio, including the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 31 May 2007 in Committee Room 2S1, again calling the Health and Ageing portfolio, commencing with the department.

Economics Committee

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

The committee met from 9.05am until 9.40pm.

The committee:

  • again called the department and agencies of the Treasury portfolio, including: the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; and
  • did not require the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the National Competition Council, the Productivity Commission or the Takeovers Panel.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 31 May 2007 in Committee Room 2R1, again calling the Treasury portfolio, commencing with the department.

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 9.02am until 9.14pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Education, Science and Training portfolio, including: the Australian Research Council; the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation; the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; the Australian Institute of Marine Science; and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 31 May 2007 in Committee Room 2S3, again calling the Education, Science and Training portfolio, commencing with the department.

 

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 9.00am until 11.00pm.

The committee called the Department of Defence.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 31 May 2007 in the Main Committee Room, again calling the Defence 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 2007-08 budget estimates (membership of committees, portfolio allocation, terms of reference etc.) is available on the Senate website.

A program for each committee is available on the Senate website 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

The Senate Daily Summary, published each day after the committees meet, gives an overview of the progress made by committees and the business they expect 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 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 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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