- Created: Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:44
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:32
This report was tabled in Parliament on 29 October 2019.
This report was tabled in Parliament on 29 October 2019.
29 OCT 2019 Budget Estimates report makes 63 recommendations164.68 KB
13 JUN 2019 Crime and justice focus for last day of budget estimates hearings465.95 KB
5 JUN 2019 Education, planning and housing portfolios next up at budget estimates465.43 KB
30 MAY 2019 Budget estimates hearings commence on 31 May472.43 KB
Following the introduction of the 2019-20 Appropriation Bills, the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee held public hearings with all Ministers and the Parliament's Presiding Officers. The hearings allow the Committee to ask questions on a wide variety of issues relating to the Budget. The 2019-20 Budget Estimates hearings commenced on Friday 31 May 2019.
A printable schedule can be found here 2019-20 Budget Estimates Schedule94.32 KB
For updates on the 2019-20 Budget Estimates hearings, please follow the Parliament of Victoria on social media.
At the 2019-20 Budget Estimates hearings witnesses took questions on notice or agreed to supply further information about particular issues. Responses to these questions and further information can be found here.
|8.30am||Hon. Tim Pallas MP||Treasurer|
|11.30am||Economic Development||Transcript58.90 KB|
|12.05pm||Industrial Relations||Transcript164.03 KB|
|1.30pm||Hon. Daniel Andrews MP||Premier||Transcript364.16 KB|
|4.30pm||Mr Andrew Greaves||Victorian Auditor-General's Office||Transcript145.16 KB|
|5.05pm||Hon. Colin Brooks MP (Speaker)
Hon. Shaun Leane MLC (President)
|Parliamentary Departments||Transcript211.33 KB|
|8.30am||Hon. Robin Scott MP
||Assistant Treasurer||Transcript241.23 KB|
|10.05am||Veterans||Presentation1.54 MB||Transcript144.55 KB|
|2.30pm||Hon. Richard Wynne MP||Planning||Presentation2.34 MB||Transcript229.21 KB|
|3.45pm||Housing||Presentation790.49 KB||Transcript157.89 KB|
|4.30pm||Multicultural Affairs||Presentation1.04 MB||Transcript168.66 KB|
|5.30pm||Hon. James Merlino MP||Education||Presentation4.74 MB||Transcript266.16 KB|
|8.00pm||Hon. Gayle Tierney MLC||Training and Skills / Higher Education||Presentation2.43 MB||Transcript256.88 KB|
|9.00am||Hon. Gavin Jennings MLC||Special Minister of State||Presentation720.92 KB||Transcript250.02 KB|
|10.30am||Priority Precincts||Presentation4.02 MB||Transcript163.51 KB|
|11.05am||Aboriginal Affairs||Presentation939.19 KB||Transcript161.67 KB|
|12.00pm||Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio MP||Energy, Environment and Climate Change||Presentation1.40 MB||Transcript320.45 KB|
|2.05pm||Solar Homes||Presentation552.76 KB||Transcript141.70 KB|
|3.00pm||Hon. Martin Pakula MP||Racing||Presentation162.90 KB||Transcript164.13 KB|
|3.35pm||Jobs, Innovation and Trade||Presentation848.87 KB||Transcript221.29 KB|
|5.05pm||Tourism, Sport and Major Events||Presentation820.53 KB||Transcript206.09 KB|
|6.30pm||Hon. Marlene Kairouz MP||Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation||Transcript167.99 KB|
|7.05pm||Suburban Development||Transcript174.71 KB|
|7.40pm||Hon. Adem Somyurek MLC||Small Business||Presentation1.09 MB||Transcript161.68 KB|
|8.15pm||Local Government||Presentation1.57 MB||Transcript192.70 KB|
|8.30am||Hon. Jacinta Allan MP||Transport Infrastructure||Transcript221.73 KB|
|11.00am||Hon. Jaala Pulford MLC||Roads / Road Safety and the TAC||Transcript304.56 KB|
|1.05pm||Fishing and Boating||Transcript140.32 KB|
|2.30pm||Hon. Melissa Horne MP||Public Transport||Presentation2.83 MB|
|4.05pm||Ports and Freight||Presentation962.59 KB||Transcript158.50 KB|
|5.00pm||Hon. Jaclyn Symes MLC||Agriculture||Presentation268.62 KB||Transcript265.00 KB|
|6.35pm||Regional Development||Presentation1.01 MB||Transcript218.84 KB|
|7.40pm||Resources||Presentation586.83 KB||Transcript228.27 KB|
|8.30am||Hon. Jenny Mikakos MLC||Health||Presentation721.19 KB||Transcript394.32 KB|
|11.30am||Ambulance Services||Presentation461.21 KB||Transcript209.07 KB|
|1.15pm||Hon. Gabrielle Williams MP||Prevention of Family Violence||Presentation349.47 KB||Transcript225.06 KB|
|2.20pm||Women||Presentation1.09 MB||Transcript215.62 KB|
|3.25pm||Youth||Presentation2.01 MB||Transcript162.00 KB|
|4.15pm||Hon. Martin Foley MP||Mental Health||Presentation1.19 MB||Transcript110.98 KB|
|5.35pm||Equality||Presentation 623.12 KB||Transcript50.10 KB|
|6.10pm||Creative Industries||Presentation626.26 KB||Transcript54.36 KB|
|7.10pm||Hon. Luke Donnellan MP||Child Protection||Presentation 323.40 KB|
|8.15pm||Disability, Ageing and Carers||Presentation359.14 KB||Transcript200.54 KB|
|8.30am||Hon. Jill Hennessy MP||Attorney-General||Presentation218.42 KB||Transcript 274.73 KB|
|10.15am||Workplace Safety||Presentation127.83 KB||Transcript167.07 KB|
|11.05am||Hon. Lisa Neville MP||Water||Presentation2.49 MB||Transcript212.31 KB|
|1.00pm||Police||Presentation 3.70 MB||Transcript 360.99 KB|
|4.00pm||Hon. Ben Carroll MP||Corrections||Presentation518.64 KB||Transcript213.05 KB|
|5.05pm||Victim Support||Presentation235.62 KB||Transcript165.58 KB|
|5.40pm||Crime Prevention||Presentation279.01 KB||Transcript168.77 KB|
|6.15pm||Youth Justice||Presentation 288.15 KB||Transcript222.55 KB|
The process by which the Committee scrutinises the budget estimates includes the following stages:
Before the budget papers are tabled the Committee sends a general questionnaire to all departments. It seeks information about how the anticipated Budget affects each department, including how budget allocations are connected to service delivery, infrastructure projects and assets, and other key economic, financial management and emerging issues.
Around May, the Committee holds two weeks of public hearings with all Ministers and the Parliamentary Presiding Officers. At the hearings the Committee asks questions about a variety of matters, including the decisions that led to the framing of the Budget, departmental performance targets, and issues of financial significance to the State. Witnesses may take some questions on notice or agree to provide the Committee with further information if it is not available at the time of the public hearings. The Committee will set a due date for the return of responses to questions on notice.
After the public hearings, the Committee may send a witness or a department follow up questions regarding matters not addressed at the public hearings or that require clarification. The Committee may also send a further questionnaire to departments to seek additional information relevant to its inquiry.
Around October, the Committee reports its analysis of the budget estimates to Parliament and makes recommendations to the Government.
The Budget's journety through Parliament and the role of the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee is illustrated here.
On 2 April 2019 the Committee sent a general questionnaire to each department requesting information to assist it with its Inquiry into the 2019-20 Budget Estimates.
The Committee expects to receive responses to the questionnaire in time for them to be considered before the Budget Estimates hearings. This approach seeks to ensure the Committee undertakes its consideration of the annual budget estimates with access to all the information that is relevant to its inquiry.
The table below sets out the when the questionnaire response was received from the department and a link to the response. Responses were requested by 28 May 2019.
|Education and Training||28 May 2019||DET 2019-20 BEQ Response2.49 MB|
|Environment, Land, Water and Planning||29 May 2019||DELWP 2019-20 BEQ Response2.35 MB|
|Health and Human Services||05 June 2019|
|Justice and Community Safety||31 May 2019||DJCS 2019-20 BEQ Response3.05 MB|
|Jobs, Precincts and Regions||28 May 2019||DJPR 2019-20 BEQ Response2.10 MB|
|Premier and Cabinet||28 May 2019||DPC 2019-20 BEQ Response1.28 MB|
|Parliamentary Services||28 May 2019||DPS 2019-20 BEQ Response1.14 MB|
|Transport||28 May 2019||DOT 2019-20 BEQ Response3.55 MB|
|Treasury and Finance||28 May 2019||DTF 2019-20 BEQ Response2.77 MB|
|Court Services Victoria*||29 May 2019||CSV 2019-20 BEQ Response1.16 MB|
* As an independent statutory body corporate, Court Services Victoria (CSV) is required to respond