Thursday 2 November 2006 2006-07 Supplementary Budget Estimates

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No. 77/2006

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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.

 

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

For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.05am until 11pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Family, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs portfolio; and
  • concluded its budget estimates supplementary hearings for 2006-07.

 

Economics Committee
Portfolios allocated:
Industry, Tourism and Resources; Treasury

For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.04am until 10.58pm.

The committee:

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

The committee will meet in the sitting period commencing 27 November 2006 to question officers from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in relation to Telstra.

 

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee
Portfolios allocated:
Education, Science and Training; Employment and Workplace Relations

For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9am until 11pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio, including the Office of the Employment Advocate; Australian Building and Construction Commission; Office of Workplace Services and Australian Fair Pay Commission Secretariat;
  • did not require Comcare; Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission; Seafarers’ Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority; Australian Industrial Relations Commission; Australian Industrial Registry; Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency and Indigenous Business Australia; and
  • concluded its budget estimates supplementary hearings for 2006-07.

 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
Portfolios allocated: Defence (including Veterans’ Affairs); Foreign Affairs and Trade

For current information about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9am until 8.30pm.

The committee:

  • called the departments and agencies of the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio, including the Australian Agency for International Development; and
  • concluded its budget estimates supplementary hearings for 2006-07.

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Online

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 3015

e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au