Report No. 7, 54th Parliament - Consideration of the Appropriation (Parliament) Bill 2013


The estimates process aids the Parliament in its scrutiny of the Government’s proposed expenditure. Since 1994, committees of the parliament have undertaken the estimates process, by examining and reporting on the proposed expenditures contained in the Appropriation Bill and the Appropriation (Parliament) Bill.

In 2013 the examination of the Appropriation Bill will be carried out by the seven portfolio committees and the Appropriation (Parliament) Bill will be considered by the Committee of the Legislative Assembly.

During the estimates process (from 16 to 25 July 2013) each portfolio committee will hold a public hearing at which Ministers (and certain senior public servants and officers) are questioned regarding the portfolio’s proposed expenditures for the relevant portfolio areas. Other Members of the Legislative Assembly who are not members of the committee may also ask questions, with the leave of the committee.

As part of its examination of the Parliamentary Estimates, the Committee of the Legislative Assembly will hold a public meeting on 16 July 2013, at which the Speaker, other Members of the Committee and the Clerk of the Parliament will take questions from Members of the Legislative Assembly.

When the committee’s hearings are completed, the committee members meet, discuss the information gained and compile a final report for tabling in Parliament. The reports are then debated by the Parliament as part of its consideration of the Appropriation Bill.

Public meeting

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 9:00am to 10:00am in the Legislative Council Chamber, Parliament House.

View: public meeting transcript

The broadcast of the meeting is available to view by clicking on the movie icon  within the transcript. The icon is at the start of the session. 


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