Report No. 29, 57th Parliament - 2022-2023 Budget Estimates


The committee tabled its Report No. 29, 57th Parliament 2022-23 Budget Estimates together with a Volume of Additional Information on 12 August 2022. 

View:    Report No. 29, 57th Parliament 2022-23 Budget Estimates
View:    Report No. 29 57th Parliament 2022-23 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 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 3 August 2022, the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee questioned the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, and the Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services 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 are then debated by the Parliament as part of its consideration of the Appropriation Bills.


Hearing program - 3 August 2022

Hearing transcript and broadcast - 3 August 2022

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