Report No. 38, 57th Parliament 2023-24 Budget Estimates


The committee tabled its report on Friday 18 August 2023. The Appropriation (Parliament) Bill 2023 and the Appropriation Bill 2023 were passed without amendment on 23 August 2023.

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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 2023 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 (from 1 to 10 August 2023) 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 8 August 2023, the Transport and Resources Committee questioned the Minister for Transport and Main Roads and Minister for Digital Services, 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 – 8 August 2023 
Hearing transcript and broadcast – 8 August 2023 Note: To access the broadcast, click on the movie icon at the start of each session

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