Report No. 12 - 2012-13 Budget Estimates


The committee tabled its Report No 12 - 2012-13 Budget Estimates together with an accompanying volume of additional information on 29 October 2012. The report is available here. The volume of additional information is available here.

The government provided a response to the committee's recommendations on 31 January 2013. The government's response is available here.


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 2012 the examination of the Appropriation Bill will be carried out by the seven portfolio committees and the Appropriation (Parliament) Bill will be considered by the Committee of the Legislative Assembly.

During the estimates process, portfolio committees will hold public hearings between 9 and 18 October 2012 at which Ministers and the Speaker (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.

The Committee of the Legislative Assembly will hold a public meeting, as part of its examination of the Parliamentary Estimates, on 9 October 2012.

When the committee’s hearings are completed, 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 Bill.

Hearing date

Health and Community Services Committee – 17 October 2012


Health and Community Services Committee - 17 October 2012

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

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