Report No. 16, 55th Parliament - 2016-17 Budget Estimates

Estimates 2016

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 2016 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 19 and 28 July 2016) 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 26 July 2016, the Education, Tourism, Innovation and Small Business Committee will question the Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism and Major Events and the Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business 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

Education, Tourism, Innovation and Small Business Committee – 26 July 2016 - hearing program

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

The Committee tabled Report No 16, 55th Parliament - 2016-17 Budget Estimates on Friday 12 August 2016, together with the 2016-17 Budget Estimates - Volume of Additional Information.

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