Budget Estimates 2016-17

Budget Estimates 2016-17

Hearing Program (PDF 30KB)

Hansard Transcripts (PDF & HTML)

Tabled Documents

Item no Tabled by Topic Date Tabled View
1 Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC, Chief of Defence Force Opening statement 6 May 2016 PDF 1482KB
2 Mr Daniel Sloper, First Assistant Secretary, Pacific Division, DFAT Programs against performance objectives: Pacific 2013-14 6 May 2016 PDF 954KB
3 Senator the Hon Penny Wong Question on Notice 3502 6  May 2016 PDF 985KB
4 Mr Robert O'Meara, Chief Finance Officer, Australian Trade Commission 2016-17 Budget Savings - Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio - Austrade Savings 6 May 2016 PDF 972KB
5 Senator Chris Back, Chair Mr Peter Varghese AO 6 May 2016 PDF 1142KB

Questions on notice

In the 44th Parliament, the committee set 17 June 2016 as the date by which answers to questions on notice from the Budget Estimates 2016-17 hearing were to be returned. Following the dissolution of both Houses of Parliament with effect from 9.00am on 9 May 2016 for the federal election, unanswered questions on notice lapsed.

Following the opening of the 45th Parliament, on 31 August 2016, the Senate agreed that answers be provided by 14 September 2016 to all legislation committees relating to all questions taken on notice by the committees’ predecessor committees with respect to the 2015-16 additional estimates and the 2016-17 budget estimates, and which remained unanswered at the beginning of the new Parliament.

Defence Portfolio

Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio

Corrections to Evidence

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, letter from Daniel Sloper, First Assistant Secretary, Pacific Division, correcting evidence given at the Senate Estimates hearing on 6 May 2016 in relation to the proposed Fiji Program Support Facility, dated 18 May 2016, received 20 May 2016 (PDF 66KB).


For further information, contact:

Estimates Officer
Senate Standing Committees on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3535
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
Email: fadt.sen@aph.gov.au