Report No. 9, 57th Parliament - 2021-22 Budget Estimates


The committee tabled its Report No. 9, 57th Parliament—2021-22 Budget Estimates, together with a Volume of Additional Information on 20 August 2021.


Report No. 9, 57th Parliament—2021-22 Budget Estimates


2021-22 Budget Estimates — Volume of Additional Information


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 2021 the examination of the Appropriation Bill and the Appropriation (Parliament) Bill will be considered by the seven portfolio committees.

During the estimates process each portfolio committee will hold a public hearing (on a day between 16 July and 13 August 2021) at which the Speaker and 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.

At its public hearing on 13 August 2021, the Community Support and Services Committee questioned the following Ministers about the proposed expenditures for their portfolio areas:

  • Minister for Communities, Housing and Digital Economy and Minister for the Arts
  • Minister for Seniors, Disability Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, and
  • Minister for Children, Youth Justice and Minister for Multicultural Affairs.

Following the committee’s hearing, 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 Bills.

Current COVID-19 Restrictions – as at 15 July 2021

While the current  COVID-19 restrictions for South East Queensland remain in force all persons present at committee proceedings will be required to wear a facemask, to be removed only when speaking during the proceeding.


Hearing program - 13 August 2021

Hearing transcript and broadcast – 13 August 2021

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