Thursday 25 May 2006 2006-07 Budget Estimates

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No. 29/2006

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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 Budget estimates (membership of committees, portfolio allocation, terms of reference etc.) is available on the Senate web page.

An agenda for each of the legislation committees listed below is available on the Senate webpage and will be updated as necessary.

The Senate Daily Summary will be published each day after the legislation committees meet. The Summary will give a brief overview on the progress made by each committee and the business each committee expects to consider to the next day.

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee
Portfolios allocated: Communications, Information Technology and the Arts; Environment and Heritage

For PDF 56KB about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.05am until 11.02pm.

The committee completed:

  • the Environment and Heritage portfolio
  • budget estimates consideration

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Finance and Administration; Human Services; Parliament; Prime Minister and Cabinet

For PDF 96KB about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.04am until 11.00pm.

The committee completed:

  • the Finance and Administration portfolio
  • budget estimates consideration

Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Attorney-General; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs

For PDF 54KB about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.00am until 10.58pm.

The committee completed:

  • the Attorney-General’s portfolio
  • budget estimates consideration

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Transport and Regional Services

For PDF 58KB about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.00am until 6.40pm.

The committee completed:

  • the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio
  • budget estimates consideration

Budget estimates at a glance

29 May - 1 June 2005

Next week the following four committees will consider the portfolios listed:

  • Community Affairs Legislation Committee
    • Family, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
    • Health and Ageing
  • Economics Legislation Committee
    • Industry, Tourism and Resources
    • Treasury
  • Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Legislation Committee
    • Education, Science and Training
    • Employment and Workplace Relations
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
    • Defence (including Veterans’ Affairs)
    • Foreign Affairs and Trade

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The Senate Daily Summary is available on the Internet at

Enquiries, comments and suggestions: phone 6277 3209


This publication is issued by the Senate Procedure Office as a convenient summary of each day’s consideration of estimates by Senate legislation committees.

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Further information

Committee Hansards can be obtained from the Senate Table Office (phone 6277 3010) and on the Internet (when available)

Committee proceedings can be viewed on the Internet

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’s Legislation Committees

No. 13: Rights and Responsibilities of Witnesses before Senate Committees