Report No. 20, 56th Parliament - 2019-20 Budget Estimates

Committee's Report

The committee tabled its Report No. 20, 56th Parliament - 2019-20 Budget Estimates on 16 August 2019, together with the 2019-20 Budget Estimates - Volume of Additional Information.

View: Report

View: Volume of Additional Information

Estimates 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 2019 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 23 July and 1 August 2019) 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 1 August 2019, the Education, Employment and Small Business Committee will question 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 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.

Estimates 2019

Hearing program – 1 August 2019

Hearing transcript – 1 August 2019

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).

Related Information

To subscribe to the commitee mailing list, please click here.

Advanced Search

Related Publications

Publication Details Type Published Date Tabled Date Committee Name