Report No. 11, 57th Parliament - 2021/2022 Budget Estimates


The committee tabled its Report No. 11, 57th Parliament—2021-22 Budget Estimates, together with a Volume of Additional Information on Friday 20 August 2021. The Appropriation Bill 2021 was passed on 1 September 2021.


Report No. 11, 57th Parliament—2021-22 Budget Estimates


2021-22 Budget Estimates—Volume of Additional Information

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          Transcript 31 August 2021 (pages 2272-2283)
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Estimates 2021

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 2021 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 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 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 28 July 2021, the State Development and Regional Industries Committee questioned the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities, Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Minister for Water 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 report will be debated by the Parliament as part of its consideration of the Appropriation Bills.


Hearing program – 28 July 2021

Hearing transcript and broadcast - 28 July 2021

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