Report No. 18, 56th Parliament, 2019/2020 Budget Estimates

Committee's Report

The committee tabled its Report No. 18, 56th Parliament - 2019-2020 Budget Estimates on 16 August 2019.

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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 was considered by the seven portfolio committees.

During the estimates process each portfolio committee held 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) were 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 also asked questions, with the leave of the committee.

At its public hearing on 31 July 2019, the Innovation, Tourism Development and Environment Committee questioned 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 met, discussed the information gained and compiled a final report for tabling in Parliament. The reports will be debated by the Parliament as part of its consideration of the Appropriation Bills.

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