The role of the NSW Upper House in holding the government to account continues through COVID, with eight Budget Estimates being held virtually between 18 August and 3 September. Read on for quick overview of these preliminary hearings, and how you can watch. What is Budget Estimates? Each year, the Budget Estimates process allows Upper … Continue reading Budget Estimates hearings go virtual
The Legislative Council's portfolio committees are busy getting ready for one of the most significant events in the committee calendar – Budget Estimates. The Budget Estimates hearings are the process by which the Legislative Council scrutinises the budget and the Government’s projected spending for the year – the 'budget estimates'. This is an opportunity for … Continue reading Budget Estimates 2020/21: What’s it all about?
After twelve months and 12 days, seven Legislative Council Portfolio Committees have finally wrapped up their Inquiry into Budget Estimates 2019-20 and tabled their reports. Take a look at the reports to find out what dominated the discussion of the Budget Estimates hearings and what your ministers and governments had to say in response!
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
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
On Tuesday, the Budget papers 2019-2020 were tabled in the House and consideration of amendments to the Ageing and Disability Commissioner Bill 2019 continued.
There's something 'bout that work, work, work, work, work, work… Lots of new inquiries mean opportunities to have your say on battery cages for chickens, music festivals, Northern Beaches hospital and 3 new bills before the House.
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
The 2018 Budget Estimates recap.
Budget Estimates is underway for another year. We provide an update on recent hearings.