2009-10 Budget Estimates: Thursday, 4 June 2009

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No. 38/2009

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Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs; Health and Ageing
For current information about the committee's hearings

The committee met from 9.00am until 10.55pm.

The committee called the department and agencies of the Health and Ageing portfolio, including the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency, Cancer Australia, the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre, the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Professional Services Review Agency and General Practice Education and Training Limited.

Pursuant to a resolution of the Senate of 26 August 2008, the committee will next meet on Friday, 5 June 2009 in the Main Committee Room to consider estimates relating to cross portfolio Indigenous matters.

Economics Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Innovation; Industry, Science and Research; Resources, Energy and Tourism; Treasury

The committee met from 9.01am until 9.42pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Treasury portfolio, including the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Productivity Commission; and
  • concluded its hearings.

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

The committee met from 9.00am until 4.17pm.

The committee:

  • called the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations; and
  • concluded its hearings.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Defence (including Veterans' Affairs); Foreign Affairs and Trade

The committee met from 9.00am until 9.05pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Defence portfolio, including Defence Housing Australia and the Department of Veterans' Affairs; 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