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No. 6/2006

2005-06 Additional Estimates - Monday 13 February 2006

Related links

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 2005-06 additional 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 the next day.

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

For current info rmation about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.08am until 11.13pm.

The committee:

  • commenced the Communications, Information Technology and the Arts portfolio (completed outcome 3 of the department, Australia Post, Telstra, and outputs 3.4 and 3.5)
  • will continue the Communications, Information Technology and the Arts portfolio (outputs 3.2 and 3.3, outcomes 1 and 2) and
  • will commence the Environment and Heritage portfolio (outcomes 1 and 2) when it meets on Tuesday 14 February 2006 in Senate Committee Room 2S3

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

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

For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.03am until 11.17pm.

The committee:

  • completed Parliament
  • completed Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • will commence the Finance and Administration portfolio when it meets on Tuesday 14 February 2006 in Senate Committee Room 2S1

Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Attorney-General; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs

For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.03am until 9.57pm.

The committee:

  • completed the Immigration and Multicultural Affairs portfolio
  • will commence the Attorney-General’s portfolio when it meets on Tuesday 14 February 2006 in the Main Committee Room

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
Legislation Committee

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

For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.00am until 11.10pm.

The committee:

  • commenced the Transport and Regional Services portfolio
  • will commence the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio when it meets on Tuesday 14 February 2006 in House of Representatives Committee Room 2R1
  • will continue the Transport and Regional Services portfolio (Airservices Australia, Regional Services, Territories and Local Government, National Capital Authority) when it meets on Friday 17 February 2006 [the committee may hear from Airservices Australia on Tuesday evening, 14 February, if time allows]

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The Senate Daily Summary is available on the Internet at www.aph.gov.au/senate

Enquiries, comments and suggestions: phone 6277 3209

e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au

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 Int er net (when available)

Committee proceedings can be viewed on the Int ernet

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