Report No. 20, 57th Parliament - 2022/2023 portfolio budget estimates

committee's Report 

The committee tabled its report on Friday 12 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 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) 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 Tuesday 2 August 2022, the Transport and Resources Committee questioned the Minister for Transport and Main Roads; the Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement; and the 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 – 2 August 2022 
Hearing transcript and broadcast – 2 August 2022 – Note: to access the broadcast, click the movie icon at the start of each session.

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