2008-09 Budget Estimates: Thursday, 5 June 2008

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No. 33/2008

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Community Affairs Committee

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

The committee met from 9.00am until 10.55pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Health and Ageing portfolio, including the General Practice Education and Training Ltd Agency, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Agency, the Australian Sports Commission Agency and the National Health and Medical Research Council Agency; and
  • concluded its hearings.

Economics Committee

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

The committee met from 9.00am until 10.25pm.

The committee:

  • called agencies of the Treasury portfolio, including the Australian Competition and Consume Commission, the National Competition Council, the Australian Accounting Standards Board, the Takeovers Panel, the Commonwealth Grants Commission, the Productivity Commission and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; and
  • concluded its hearings.

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee

Portfolios allocated: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

The committee met from 9.01am until 3.21pm.

The committee:

  • called the department and agencies of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio, including Skills Australia and the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Ltd; and
  • concluded its hearings.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

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

The committee met from 10.00am until 12.35pm.

The committee:

  • called the Defence portfolio, including the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Australian War Memorial; 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 2008-09 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