Budget Estimates is underway for another year. Questions from the Opposition and Crossbench Members of the Legislative Council have shined a spotlight on the specific decisions of the current NSW Government, detailing the expenditure, performance and effectiveness of their agencies. Portfolios examined so far include:

  • Police, Emergency Services,
  • Primary Industries, Regional Water, Trade and Industry
  • Planning, Housing, Special Minister of State
  • Transport and Infrastructure
  • Resources, Energy and Utilities, Arts
  • Finance, Services and Property
  • Lands and Forestry, Racing
  • Treasury, Industrial Relations
  • Early Childhood Education, Aboriginal Affairs, Assistant Minister for Education
  • Counter Terrorism, Corrections, Veteran Affairs
  • Regional New South Wales, Skills, Small Business
  • Attorney General
  • Multiculturalism, Disability Services
  • Family and Community Services, Social Housing, Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  • Tourism and Major Events, Assistant Minister for Skills
  • Mental Health, Women, Ageing
  • Innovation and Better Regulation
  • The Legislature
  • Health, Medical Research
  • Premier.

Transcripts of the hearings held so far are available on the Budget Estimates website www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/budget-estimates

Budget Estimates hearings will conclude tomorrow with the following portfolios being examined: Education, Roads, Maritime and Freight, Environment, Local Government, Heritage, Western Sydney, WestConnex and Sport.

Hearing schedules are available on the website.