Thursday, 10 May 2018
Consideration by Estimates Committees
At the request of Senator Ketter, I move:
That the order of the Senate of 15 November 2017, and varied on 16 November 2017, relating to the hearings for the 2018-19 Budget estimates, be further amended as follows:
Omit paragraph (1), substitute:
(1) That estimates hearings by legislation committees for 2018 be scheduled as follows:
2017-18 additional estimates:
Monday, 26 February and Tuesday, 27 February (Group A)
Wednesday, 28 February and Thursday, 1 March (Group B).
2018-19 Budget estimates:
Monday, 21 May to Thursday, 24 May, and, if required, Friday, 25 May (Group A)
Tuesday, 29 May to Friday, 1 June, and, if required, Friday, 22 June (Group B, except for the Economics Legislation Committee)
Monday, 22 October and Tuesday, 23 October (supplementary hearings-Group A)
Wednesday, 24 October and Thursday, 25 October (supplementary hearings-Group B).
(1A) Estimates hearings of the Economics Legislation Committee for the 2018-19 Budget estimates be scheduled as follows:
(a) departments and agencies in the Treasury portfolio on Tuesday, 29 May, Wednesday, 30 May and Thursday 31 May 2018; and
(b) departments and agencies in the Jobs and Innovation (Industry, Innovation and Science) portfolio on Wednesday, 13 June and Thursday, 14 June 2018.
I seek leave to move amendments to general business notice of motion No. 823.
I move the following amendments:
Paragraph (1) omit:
"Tuesday, 29 May to Friday, 1 June, and, if required, Friday, 22 June (Group B, except for the Economics Legislation Committee)"
"Tuesday, 29 May to Thursday, 31 May and Tuesday, 5 June and, if required, Friday, 22 June (Group B)"
Omit paragraph (1A), substitute:
"(1A) That if a committee agrees to sit on 1 June instead of Tuesday, 5 June then that be allowed if it suits the convenience of the committee."
Question agreed to.
Original question, as amended, agreed to.