Estimates at a glance: 1 June to 4 June 2009

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No. 34/2009

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2009-10 Budget estimates

Senate committees will continue to meet this week to consider the 2009-10 budget estimates

  • Community Affairs (program)

    • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

    • Health and Ageing

  • Economics (program)

    • Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

    • Resources, Energy and Tourism

    • Treasury

  • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (program)

    • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (program)

    • Foreign Affairs and Trade

    • Defence (including Veterans’ Affairs)

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Friday, 29 May 2009

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Finance and Deregulation; Human Services; Parliament; Prime Minister and Cabinet

The committee met from 10.30am until 3.45pm.

The committee:

  • called the Department of Climate Change and the Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator; 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

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