Report No. 5, 56th Parliament - 2018-19 Budget Estimates

Committee's Report

The committee tabled its Report No. 5, 56th Parliament - 2018-19 Budget Estimates on 17 August 2018, together with the 2018-19 Budget Estimates -  Volume of Additional Information.

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Estimates 2018-2019

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 2018 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 24 July and 2 August 2018) 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 Thursday 2 August 2018, the Education, Employment and Small Business Committee questioned the Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations, and the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development regarding the proposed expenditures for their portfolio areas.

Following the committee’s hearing, the committee members meet, discuss the information gathered, 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– Thursday 2 August 2018

Hearing transcript– Thursday 2 August 2018 

Hearing broadcast – The broadcast can be accessed by clicking on the movie icon within the transcript (the icon is at the start of each session).

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