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No. 73/2006

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2006-07 Supplementary budget estimates

Senate committees will meet this week to consider the 2006-07 supplementary budget estimates.

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 supplementary 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 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.

Committees will meet on Monday and Tuesday to consider the following portfolios:

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee

Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
Environment and Heritage

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Prime Minister and Cabinet
Finance and Administration
Human Services

Legal and Constitutional Committee

Immigration and Multicultural Affairs

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee

Transport and Regional Services
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Committees will meet on Wednesday and Thursday to consider the following portfolios:

Community Affairs Committee

Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Health and Ageing

Economics Committee

Industry, Tourism and Resources

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee

Education, Science and Training
Employment and Workplace Relations

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

Defence (including Veterans’ Affairs)
Foreign Affairs and Trade  

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The Senate Daily Summary is available on the Internet at

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