Report No. 24, 57th Parliament - 2022-2023 Budget Estimates


The committee tabled its Report No. 24, 57th Parliament—2022-23 Budget Estimates, together with a Volume of Additional Information on Friday, 12 August 2022. The Appropriation Bills 2022 were passed in the Legislative Assembly on 17 August 2022.

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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 will be considered by the seven portfolio committees. 

During the estimates process each portfolio committee will hold 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) 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 27 July 2022, the State Development and Regional Industries Committee will question the Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure, Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities and the Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Water 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 – 27 July 2022

Hearing transcript and broadcast – 27 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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