Report No. 3, 55th Parliament - Consideration of 2015-16 portfolio budget estimates

Estimates 2015

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 2015 the examination of the Appropriation Bill and the Appropriation (Parliament) Bill will be considered by the eight portfolio committees. 

During the estimates process each portfolio committee will hold a public hearing (on a day between 18 and 28 August 2015) 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 August 2015, the Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee will question the Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs; and the Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland 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

Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee – Hearing program – 27 August 2015

Hearing transcript and broadcast - Hearing Transcript

The broadcast of the hearing is available to view by clicking on the movie icon within the transcript. The icon is at the start of each session.

Report

Link: Report No. 3, 55th Parliament: 2015-2016 Budget Estimates - tabled on 11 September 2015

Link: Volume of Additional Information - tabled on 11 September 2015

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