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No. 37/2007

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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 again called the department and agencies of the Family, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs portfolio.

The committee will next meet on Thursday, 31 May 2007 in Committee Room 2S1, 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 9.00am until 10.35pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Treasury portfolio, including: the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, the Australian Taxation Office and the Inspector-General of Taxation.

The committee will next meet on Wednesday, 30 May 2007 in Committee Room 2R1, again calling the Treasury portfolio, commencing with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The committee will not be calling the Australian Office of Financial Management.

 

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 9.00am until 10.57pm.

The committee:

  • again called the department and agencies of the Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio, and
  • did not require Comcare or the Australian Building and Construction Commission.

The committee will next meet on Wednesday, 30 May 2007 in Committee Room 2S3, calling the Education, Science and Training portfolio, commencing with the Australian Research Council.

 

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 and agencies of the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio.

The committee will next meet on Wednesday, 30 May 2007 in the Main Committee Room, 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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