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Estimates Hearings

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 carried out by the seven portfolio committees.

During the estimates process (from 23 July to 1 August 2019) each portfolio committee will hold a public hearing at which the Speaker and Ministers (and certain senior public servants and officers) will be questioned regarding the 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 dates of portfolio committee hearings are set out below.

Information on the 2019 budget process will be available on each committee's Estimates inquiry page by clicking on the Consideration of 2019/20 portfolio budget estimates inquiry details links below. The hearing schedules for each committee can be accessed by clicking on the relevant date below and also on the individual committee's Estimates inquiry page. Please note: links to the inquiry pages and schedules will be added as they become available. 

When the committee’s hearings are completed, the committee members meet, discuss the information gained and compile a report for tabling in Parliament. Reports are to be tabled by 16 August 2019. The reports are then debated by the Parliament as part of its consideration of the Appropriation Bills.

Portfolio Committee

Date

Economics and Governance Committee

  • Speaker
  • Premier and Minister for Trade
  • Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs

 

Consideration of 2019/2020 portfolio budget estimates inquiry details »

  23 July 2019

State Development, Natural Resources and Agricultural Industry Development Committee

  • Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
  • Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
  • Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries

 

Consideration of 2019/2020 portfolio budget estimates inquiry details »

24 July 2019

Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee

  • Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
  • Minister for Communities, and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors
  • Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence

 

Consideration of 2019/2020 portfolio budget estimates inquiry details »

25 July 2019

Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee

  • Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
  • Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services
  • Minister for Fire and Emergency Services

 

Consideration of 2019/2020 portfolio budget estimates inquiry details »

26 July 2019

Transport and Public Works Committee

  • Minister for Transport and Main Roads
  • Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport

 

Consideration of 2019/2020 portfolio budget estimates inquiry details »

30 July 2019

Innovation, Tourism Development and Environment Committee

  • Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games
  • Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts

 

Consideration of 2019/2020 portfolio budget estimates inquiry details »

31 July 2019

Education, Employment and Small Business Committee              

  • Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
  • Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development

 

Consideration of 2019/2020 portfolio budget estimates inquiry details »

1 August 2019

Further information will be placed on each committee’s inquiry page when it is available.

Estimates transcripts will also be available from the Records of Proceedings webpages. Go to this link and click on the date of the hearing in 2019 to access the transcript: http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/sitting-dates/dates.

For more information see the Estimates Committees fact sheet 3.12.

Former Estimates Hearings

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.