Report No. 10, 57th Parliament - 2021-2022 portfolio budget estimates

committee's Report

The committee tabled its reports on 20 August 2021. The Bill was passed, without amendment, by the Queensland Parliament on 1 September 2021.

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          Transcript 31 August 2021 (pages 2305-2312)
          The debate can be viewed by clicking on the movie icon within the transcripts.


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 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 asked questions, with the leave of the committee.

At its public hearing on 10 August 2021, the Transport and Resources Committee questioned the Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement and Minister for Resources 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 – 10 August 2021
Hearing transcript and broadcast – 10 August 2021 Note:  To access the broadcast, click the movie icon at the start of each session.

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