Senate debates

Thursday, 10 May 2018


Consideration by Estimates Committees

4:03 pm

Photo of Anne UrquhartAnne Urquhart (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

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.

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Minister for Education and Training) Share this | | Hansard source

I seek leave to move amendments to general business notice of motion No. 823.

Leave granted.

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.