Consideration of 2012/2013 Portfolio Budget Estimates


The broadcast of the hearing is available to view here.

Hearing date

Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee - 11 October 2012


The estimates process aids the Parliament in its scrutiny of the Government's proposed expenditure. Since 1994, the 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 a public hearings between 9 to 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.


Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee – 11 October 2012

Estimates transcripts are also available from the Record of Proceedings webpages. Go to this link and then click on the date of the hearing in 2012 to access the transcript:

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