Inquiry into the 2013-14 Budget Estimates

2013-14 Budget Briefing Breakfast Seminar

The Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, in conjunction with the Department of Treasury and Finance, will hold its annual Budget Briefing Breakfast Seminar on Thursday 9 May 2013.

Mr Grant Hehir, Secretary, and Ms Melissa Skilbeck, Deputy Secretary, Budget and Finance, Department of Treasury and Finance, spoke about the key features of the 2013-14 Budget, including:

  • the Budget's assessment of where Victoria currently sits in terms of its economic standing and the immediate challenges facing the Budget;
  • progress on the medium-term fiscal strategy and any changes to the Government's fiscal strategy or economic reform strategy since last year;
  • an outline of any changes to the themes and strategic priorities underpinning the Budget and how those changes are reflected in funding allocations to departments;
  • the quantum and composition of estimated Commonwealth funding to Victoria compared with the previous year and where the projected expenditure is presented in the Budget;
  • projections for net debt and NFPS liabilities and the budget strategies to address these issues;
  • any innovative features of the infrastructure program such as new funding strategies and any significant changes to the planned nature and level of private sector involvement; and
  • any changes to the structure of budget papers and the presentation of content to improve transparency and assist MPs and the community to comprehend technical and complex material.

The presentation can be found pdf here 397.30 Kb .

Questionnaires - Department Responses

Departmental responses to PAEC 2013-14 Budget Estimates Questionnaire.

pdf Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (131.46 Kb)

pdf Department of Environment and Primary Industries 173.92 Kb

pdf Department of Health (197.98 Kb)

pdf Department of Human Services (161.94 Kb)

pdf Department of Justice (260.19 Kb)

pdf Department of Premier and Cabinet (159.22 Kb)

pdf Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (220.56 Kb) (formerly Department of Business and Innovation and sections of the Department of Planning and Community Development)

pdf Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (238.29 Kb) (formerly Department of Transport and sections of the Department of Planning and Community Development)

pdf Department of Treasury and Finance (343.47 Kb)

pdf Parliamentary departments (844.78 Kb)

Questions on Notice - responses

Following the 2013-14 Budget Estimates Hearings, the Committee requested information on any outstanding matters including any further information that was agreed to be supplied at the hearings. Accordingly, requests were sent to Ministers and the responses can be found below, categorised by Minister.

Not all Ministers were asked for further information.

Hon Louise Asher MP

pdf Employment and Trade 772.00 Kb

Hon Robert Clark MP

pdf Attorney-General 323.71 Kb

pdf Finance 271.04 Kb

pdf Industrial Relations 286.99 Kb

Hon David Davis MLC

pdf Health 624.11 Kb

Hon Hugh Delahunty MP

pdf Sport and Recreation 328.88 Kb

Hon Matthew Guy MLC

pdf Planning 378.64 Kb

Hon Peter Hall MLC

pdf Higher Education and Skills 431.44 Kbpdf Further Information 979.97 Kb

Hon David Hodgett MP

pdf Major Projects 934.49 Kb

pdf Ports 1.33 Mb

Hon Nicholas Kotsiras MP

pdf Energy and Resources 301.38 Kb

pdf Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship 269.20 Kb

Hon Terry Mulder MP

pdf Public Transport 1.05 Mb

Dr Denis Napthine MP

pdf Racing 325.18 Kb

Hon Michael O’Brien MP

pdf Treasurer 905.95 Kb

Hon Edward O’Donohue MLC

pdf Corrections 815.94 Kb

pdf Liquor and Gaming Regulation 765.21 Kb

Hon Gordon Rich-Phillips MLC

pdf Assistant Treasurer 277.81 Kb

pdf Aviation Industry 318.66 Kb

Hon Peter Ryan MP

pdf Regional and Rural Development 380.92 Kb

pdf State Development 380.92 Kb

Hon Ryan Smith MP

pdf Environment and Climate Change 484.46 Kb

Hon Heidi Victoria MP

pdf Consumer Affairs 3.30 Mb

Hon Peter Walsh MP

pdf Agriculture and Food Security 616.61 Kb

pdf Water 616.61 Kb

Hon Kim Wells MP

pdf Bushfire Response 722.80 Kb

pdf Police and Emergency Services 722.80 Kb

Hon Mary Wooldridge MP

pdf Community Services 1.16 Mb

pdf Disability Services and Reform 1.16 Mb

Hearings and Transcripts


The 2013-14 Budget Estimates Hearings are being held from Friday 10 May 2013 to Friday 24 May 2013 inclusive. The final schedule is available pdf here 22.45 Kb.

Transcripts, Presentations and responses to Questions on Notice arising from Hearings

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Friday 10 May 2013

Hon Michael O'Brien MP

Hon Dr Denis Napthine MP

Monday 13 May 2013

Presiding Officers - Hon Ken Smith MP (Speaker) and Hon Bruce Atkinson MLC (President)

Hon Edward O'Donohue MLC

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Hon David Davis MLC

Hon David Hodgett MP

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Hon Terry Mulder MP

Hon Louise Asher MP

Thursday 16 May 2013

Hon Kim Wells MP

Hon Robert Clark MP

Friday 17 May 2013

Hon Martin Dixon MP

Hon Peter Ryan MP

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Hon Peter Hall MLC

Hon Hugh Delahunty MP

Matthew Guy MLC

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Hon Nicholas Kotsiras MP

Hon Jeanette Powell MP

Hon Wendy Lovell MLC

Thursday 23 May 2013

Hon Peter Walsh MP

Hon Mary Wooldridge MP

Friday 24 May 2013

Hon Gordon Rich-Phillips MlC

Hon Ryan Smith MP

Hon Heidi Victoria MP