Report No. 09, 56th Parliament - 2018/2019 budget estimates


The committee tabled its report No. 9, 56th Parliament - 2018-19 Budget Estimates on 16 August 2018.

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Estimates 2018-2019

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 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 27 July 2018, the Transport and Public Works Committee will question the Minister for Transport and Main Roads and the Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport 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 program– Friday 27 July 2018
Hearing transcript – Friday 27 July 2018 – The transcript is available here
Hearing broadcast – The broadcast will be available to view on the day of the hearing on Parliament.TV, and after the hearing by clicking on the movie icon within the transcript (the icon is at the start of each session).

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