Monday 12 February 2007 2006-07 Additional Estimates

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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 11pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs portfolio.

The committee will next meet on Tuesday, 13 February 2007 in House of Representatives Committee Room 2R1, calling the Health and Ageing portfolio, commencing with the department.

 

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee

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

The committee met from 9.08am until 11.08pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Communications, Information Technology and the Arts portfolio, including: Australia Post, Australian Communications and Media Authority, Special Broadcasting Service and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

The committee will next meet on Tuesday, 13 February 2007 in Senate Committee Room 2S3, calling the:

  • Communications, Information Technology and the Arts portfolio, commencing with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation; and
  • Environment and Water Resources portfolio, commencing with Outcome 2

 

Finance and Public Administration 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 9.02am until 11.01pm.

The committee:

  • called the Parliamentary departments, and the department and agencies of the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio, including the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General; and
  • did not require the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman, the Office of National Assessments, the Australian National Audit Office and the Australian Public Service Commission.

The committee will next meet on Tuesday 13 February 2007 in Senate Committee Room 2S1, calling the:

  • Finance and Administration portfolio, commencing with the department; and
  • Human Services portfolio, commencing with Centrelink.

 

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Portfolios allocated: Attorney-General; Immigration and Citizenship
For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9am until 9.31pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Immigration and Citizenship portfolio, including the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal; and
  • did not require outputs 1.4 and 2.2 of the department.

The committee will next meet on Tuesday, 13 February 2007 in the Main Committee Room, calling the Attorney-General’s 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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