Report No. 12 and Report No. 13, 57th Parliament - 2021-22 Budget Estimates

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The committee tabled its Report No. 12, 57th Parliament—2021-22 Budget Estimates—Appropriation (Parliament) Bill 2021 and Report No. 13, 57th Parliament—2021-22 Budget Estimates—Appropriation Bill 2021, together with a Volume of Additional Information on 20 August 2021. The Bills were passed on 1 September 2021.

View:Debate of the Bills in Parliament - transcript 31 August 2021 (pages 2244 – 2256 and pages 2270-2312 and transcript 1 September 2021 (pages 2345-2356 and pages 2361-2376). The debates can be viewed by clicking on the movie icon within the transcripts.
View:Report No. 12, 57th Parliament - 2021-22 Budget Estimates - Appropriation (Parliament) Bill 2021
View:Report No. 13, 57th Parliament—2021-22 Budget Estimates—Appropriation Bill 2021
View:Report No. 12 and No. 13, 57th Parliament—2021-22 Budget Estimates—Volume of Additional Information

Consideration of 2021/2022 portfolio budget estimates

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 (estimates) contained in the Appropriation Bill and the Appropriation (Parliament) Bill.

In 2021, the Appropriation Bill and the Appropriation (Parliament) Bill were considered by the 7 portfolio committees (with each committee examining the estimates for their portfolio areas set out in the Bills).

During the estimates process, each portfolio committee held a public hearing on a day set by the Assembly (between 16 July and 13 August 2021), at which the Speaker and Ministers (and certain senior public servants and officers) were questioned regarding the proposed expenditures for the relevant portfolio areas. Other Members of the Legislative Assembly who are not members of the committee also asked questions, with the leave of the committee.

At its public hearing on Friday 16 July 2021, the Economics and Governance Committee questioned the Speaker regarding proposed expenditure for the Legislative Assembly and questioned the Premier and Minister for Trade, the Treasurer and Minister for Investment, and the Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Innovation and Minister for Sport, regarding the proposed expenditures for their portfolio areas.

Following the committee’s hearing, the committee members met, discussed the information gathered, and compiled final reports for tabling in Parliament. The reports will be debated by the Parliament as part of the Parliament’s consideration of the Appropriation Bills.

Hearing

Hearing program - 16 July 2021

Hearing transcript and broadcast - 16 July 2021    Note:  To access the broadcast, click the movie icon at the start of each session.

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