Report No. 33, 56th Parliament - 2019-20 Budget Estimates

Committee's report

The committee tabled its report on 15 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 will be considered by the seven portfolio committees.

During the estimates process each portfolio committee will hold a 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) 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 24 July 2019, the State Development, Natural Resources and Agricultural Industry Development Committee will question the Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries 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.

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