Report No. 2, 57th Parliament –2020-21 Budget Estimates


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

Report No. 2, 57th Parliament – 2020-21 Budget Estimates

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 Thursday, 10 December 2020, the Health and Environment Committee will question the Minister for Health and Ambulance Services and the Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs 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 – Thursday, 10 December 2020 

Hearing transcript – Thursday, 10 December 2020

Hearing broadcast – The broadcast is available by clicking on the movie icon within the transcript (the icon is at the start of each session).

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