Estimates at a glance - 13 to 17 February 2012

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2011-12 Additional estimates

A quick guide to proceedings

Committee proceedings can be viewed on the Internet.

Committee Hansards can be obtained from the Internet (when available).

Portfolio additional estimates 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 2011-12 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 is available on the Senate webpage and will be updated as necessary.
For further information on Senate Committees, please contact the office of the Senior Clerk of Committees on 02 6277 3555.

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Committee Secretary: Mr Stephen Palethorpe
Phone: +61 2 6277 3526    Fax: +61 2 6277 5818    Email: ec.sen@aph.gov.au
[homepage]  [program]  [consideration of 2011-12 budget estimates]

The Committee will meet on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 February in Committee Room 2S3, calling the following portfolios:

Synopsis of each day’s hearings: [13 February]  [14 February]

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Committee Secretary: Ms Christine McDonald
Phone: +61 2 6277 3530    Fax: +61 2 6277 5809    Email: fpa.sen@aph.gov.au
[homepage]  [program]  [consideration of 2011-12 budget estimates]

The Committee will meet on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 February in Committee Room 2S1, calling the:

Synopsis of each day’s hearings: [13 February]  [14 February]

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Committee Secretary: Ms Julie Dennett
Phone: +61 2 6277 3560    Fax: +61 2 6277 5794    Email: legcon.sen@aph.gov.au
[homepage]  [program]  [consideration of 2011-12 budget estimates]

The Committee will meet on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 February in the Main Committee Room, calling the following portfolios:

Synopsis of each day’s hearings: [13 February]  [14 February]

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Committee Secretary: Ms Jeanette Radcliffe
Phone: +61 2 6277 3511    Fax: +61 2 6277 5811    Email: rrat.sen@aph.gov.au
[homepage]  [program]  [consideration of 2011-12 budget estimates]

The Committee will meet on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 February in Committee Room 2R1, calling the following portfolios:

Synopsis of each day’s hearings: [13 February]  [14 February]

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Committee Secretary: Dr Ian Holland
Phone: +61 2 6277 3515    Fax: +61 2 6277 5829    Email: community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au
[homepage]  [program]  [consideration of 2011-12 budget estimates]

The Committee will meet on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 February in Committee Room 2S1, calling the following portfolios:

Pursuant to a resolution of the Senate of 26 August 2008, the Committee will also hold a special hearing on cross portfolio Indigenous issues in the Main Committee Room on Friday, 17 February.

The Committee will also meet on Thursday 22 March in Committee Room 2S3, calling the Torres Strait Regional Authority.

Synopsis of each day’s hearings: [15 February]  [16 February]  [17 February]  [22 March]

Economics Legislation Committee

Committee Secretary: Mr Tim Bryant
Phone: +61 2 6277 3540    Fax: +6277 5719    Email: economics.sen@aph.gov.au
[homepage]  [program]  [consideration of 2011-12 budget estimates]

The Committee will meet on Wednesday 15, Thursday 16 and Friday 17 February in Committee Room 2R1, calling the following portfolios:

Synopsis of each day’s hearings: [15 February]  [16 February]  [17 February]

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

Committee Secretary: Mr Tim Watling
Phone: +61 2 6277 3521    Fax: +61 2 6277 5706    Email: eewr.sen@aph.gov.au
[homepage]  [program]  [consideration of 2011-12 budget estimates]

The Committee will meet on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 February in Committee Room 2S3, calling the following portfolio:

Synopsis of each day’s hearings: [15 February]  [16 February]

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Committee Secretary: Dr Kathleen Dermody
Phone: +61 2 6277 3535    Fax: +61 2 6277 5818    Email: fadt.sen@aph.gov.au
[homepage]  [program]  [consideration of 2011-12 budget estimates]

The Committee will meet on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 February in the Main Committee Room, calling the following portfolios:

Synopsis of each day’s hearings: [15 February]  [16 February]

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Online
The Senate Daily Summary is available on the Internet at www.aph.gov.au/senate . On sitting days it provides a summary of each day’s proceedings in the Senate.

Estimates at a Glance is issued this week by the Senate Table Office as a convenient guide and index for information relating to the consideration of estimates by Senate committees.

Follow the Australian Senate on Twitter: @AuSenate

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 3021
e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au