Report No. 3, 55th Parliament – 2015 -16 Budget Estimates

Estimates 2015

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 2015, the examination of the Appropriation Bill and the Appropriation (Parliament) Bill will be considered by the eight portfolio committees. 

During the estimates process each portfolio committee will hold a public hearing (on a day between 18 and 28 August 2015) 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 Wednesday, 26 August 2015, the committee will question the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services regarding the proposed expenditures for his 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 and broadcast - Hearing Transcript


The committee tabled its report on Friday, 11 September 2015 - report

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