Senate debates

Wednesday, 26 October 2022


Consideration by Estimates Committees

3:45 pm

Photo of Wendy AskewWendy Askew (Tasmania, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

At the request of Senator Colbeck, I move:

That the order relating to estimates hearings for 2022 be amended to read as follows:

(1) That the 2022-23 Budget estimates hearings be scheduled as follows:

Friday, 28 October until no later than 5 pm (Group A, except as provided for in paragraph (1A))

Monday, 7 November until no later than 11 pm (Group A) Tuesday, 8 November until no later than 1 pm (Group A)

Tuesday, 8 November from no earlier than 2 pm until no later than 11 pm (Group B)

Wednesday, 9 November and Thursday, 10 November until no later than 11 pm (Group B).

(1A) In order to provide for the examination of certain outcomes and parliamentary departments on the first day of budget estimates hearings, on Friday, 28 October, Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee examination of portfolios, commencing with Finance, Outcomes 1 and 2, from 9 am until midday, immediately followed by the Parliamentary Budget Office to 12.30 pm.

(2) That cross portfolio estimates hearings on Indigenous matters and on Murray-Darling Basin Plan matters be scheduled for Friday, 11 November but not restricted to that day.

(3) That the committees consider the proposed expenditure in accordance with the allocation of departments and agencies to committees agreed to by the Senate.

(4) That committees meet in the following groups:

Group A:

Environment and Communications Finance and Public Administration Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport

Group B:

Community Affairs Economics

Education and Employment Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

(5) That the committees report to the Senate on Tuesday, 29 November 2022.

Photo of Sue LinesSue Lines (President) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that general business notice of motion No. 68, standing in the name of Senator Colbeck, moved by Senator Askew, be agreed to.