2009-10 Budget Estimates: Friday, 5 June 2009

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No. 39/2009

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Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs; Health and Ageing

The committee met from 8.30am until 3.00pm, pursuant to a resolution of the Senate of 26 August 2008, to consider estimates relating to cross portfolio Indigenous matters.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs portfolio, including Indigenous Business Australia and Aboriginal Hostels Limited;

  • called the Department of Health and Ageing;

  • called the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations;

  • called the department and agencies of the Attorney-General’s portfolio, including the Australian Federal Police;

  • called the department and agencies of the Human Services portfolio, including Centrelink;

  • called the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet;

  • called the Department of the Treasury; and

  • concluded its hearings.

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 2009-10 budget 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.

Committee proceedingscan be viewed on the Internet.

Committee Hansardscan be obtained from the Senate Table Office (phone 6277 3010) 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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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 3021
e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au