Report No. 5, 56 Parliament - 2018/2019 Budget Estimates

Estimates 2018

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 1 August 2018, the Innovation, Tourism Development and Environment Committee will question the Minister for Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games and the Minister for Environment, Great Barrier Reef, Science and Arts 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 transcript – 1 August 2018

Hearing broadcast – The broadcast 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 its report No. 5 - 56th Parliament 2018-2019 Budget Estimates on Friday 17 August 2018

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