Report No. 2, 57th Parliament - 2020/2021 Budget Estimates

Committee's Report

The committee tabled its report and volume of additional information on 12 February 2021. The Bill will be debated in parliament in due course.

View:  Report No. 2, 57th Parliament – 2020-21 Budget Estimates
View:  Report No. 2, 57th Parliament – 2020-21 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 2020 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 7 and 15 December 2020) 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 9 December 2020, the Education, Employment and Training Committee will question the Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing / the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development regarding the proposed expenditures for their portfolio areas.

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. 


Hearing program – 9 December 2020 
Hearing transcript and broadcast – 9 December 2020    Note:  To access the broadcast, click the movie icon at the start of each session 

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