Budget Estimates Round Two: Supplementary Hearings

Our portfolio committees have just completed a second round of Estimates hearings for 2019-2020 – supplementary hearings. What are supplementary hearings? The Budget Estimates resolution allows portfolio committees to hold another round of hearings after the initial round. Supplementary hearings are usually an opportunity for members to question Ministers and senior public servants on any … Continue reading Budget Estimates Round Two: Supplementary Hearings

Budget Estimates: Spot the difference

If you've seen the Budget Estimates resolution for this year, you may have noticed that it looks slightly different to Budget Estimates resolutions gone by. As we mentioned in our previous Budget Estimates post, each year, the House refers the budget papers to the 7 portfolio committees for inquiry and report. As always, the Budget … Continue reading Budget Estimates: Spot the difference

In Committees -17 to 23 October 2018

Following recent media about the impacts of price discounting, the drought and challenges on dairy farmers, this week we provide a snapshot of a new inquiry into the long term sustainability of the dairy industry. We also provide an update on additional hearings announced for the Budget Estimates process, and two new inquiries initiated as … Continue reading In Committees -17 to 23 October 2018