Report No. 22, 55th Parliament – 2016-17 Budget Estimates


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 27 July 2016, the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee will question the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence 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.


Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee – Hearing program – Wednesday 27 July 2016 

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. 


The Committee tabled Report No. 22, 55th Parliament - 2016-17 Budget Estimates on Friday 12 August 2016, together with the 2016-2017 Budget Estimates - Volume of Additional Information.

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