Monday 22 May 2006 2006-07 Budget Estimates

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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 Budget 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 to the next day.

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

For PDF 56KB about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.05am until 11.02pm.

The committee:

  • commenced the Communications, Information Technology and the Arts portfolio (completed output 3.1: Australia Post and Telstra)
  • will continue the Communications, Information Technology and the Arts portfolio (outputs 3.1, and 3.2 to 3.4: DCITA Corporate Services, Australian Communications Authority, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Special Broadcasting Service) when it meets on Tuesday 23 May 2006 in Senate Committee Room 2S3

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

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

For PDF 97KB about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.08am until 11.00pm.

The committee:

  • completed Parliamentary departments
  • commenced the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio (completed Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General)
  • will continue the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio (Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet–general questions, Office of National Assessments, Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Australian National Audit Office, Australian Public Service Commission, Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman, and National Water Commission) when it meets on Tuesday 23 May 2006 in Senate Committee Room 2S1

Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee

Portfolios allocated: Attorney-General; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs

For PDF 54KB about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.05am until 11.02pm.

The committee:

  • commenced the Immigration and Multicultural Affairs portfolio (completed outcome 1)
  • will continue the Immigration and Multicultural Affairs portfolio (outcome 2) when it meets on Tuesday 23 May 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 PDF 54KB about the committee’s hearings

The committee met from 9.30am until 11.00pm.

The committee:

  • commenced the Transport and Regional Services portfolio (completed Corporate Services, Portfolio Strategic Policy and Projects, AusLink, Maritime and Land Transport, Australian Transport Safety Bureau, and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority)
  • will continue the Transport and Regional Services portfolio (Aviation and Airports, Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Office of Transport Security, Inspector of Transport Security, Airservices Australia, Regional Services, Territories and Local Government, and National Capital Authority) when it meets on Tuesday 23 May 2006 in House of Representatives Committee Room 2R1

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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 Internet (when available)

Committee proceedings can be viewed on the Internet

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