Report No. 22, 57th Parliament—2022-23 Budget Estimates

committee's Report 

The committee tabled its Report No. 22, 57th Parliament—2022-23 Budget Estimates, together with a Volume of Additional Information on Friday, 12 August 2022

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

In 2022 the examination of the Appropriation Bill and the Appropriation (Parliament) Bill was considered by the seven portfolio committees. 

During the estimates process each portfolio committee held a public hearing (on a day between 26 July and 4 August 2022) at which the Speaker and Ministers (and certain senior public servants and officers) were 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 also asked questions, with the leave of the committee.

At its public hearing on 29 July 2022, the Health and Environment Committee questioned the Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, 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 met, discussed the information gained and compiled a final report for tabling in Parliament. The reports will be debated by the Parliament as part of its consideration of the Appropriation Bills.

Hearing

Hearing program – Friday, 29 July 2022 

Hearing transcript and broadcast – 29 July 2022 – Note: to access the broadcast, click on the movie icon within the transcript at the start of each session. 

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