Wednesday 14 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 11.05pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Treasury portfolio, including: the Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Accounting Standards Board, the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 15 February 2007 in House of Representatives Committee Room 2R1, calling the:

  • Treasury portfolio, commencing with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission; and
  • Industry Tourism and Resources portfolio, commencing with Resources and Energy.

 

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 9am until 11pm.

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 Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, and the Australian Institute of Marine Science; and
  • did not require the Indigenous Transitions Group, the Strategic Analysis and Evaluation Group and the International Education Group.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 15 February 2007 in Senate Committee Room 2S3, calling the Employment and Workplace Relations 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 9am until 11pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Defence portfolio, including the Defence Materiel Organisation; and
  • called the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 15 February 2007 in the Main Committee Room, calling the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio, commencing with the department.

 

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 9.03am until 11.01pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio, including the Wheat Export Authority, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, Biosecurity Australia, the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics, the Bureau of Rural Sciences, and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority; and
  • did not require the Grains Research and Development Corporation.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 15 February 2007 in the Senate Committee Room 2S1, calling the Transport and Regional Services 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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