Public Accounts and Estimates

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pdfGuide to the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee1.63 MB
pdfResponsibiities of the PAEC brochure526.24 KB
pdfPAEC Briefing paper: Introduction to the PAEC705.40 KB
pdfPAEC Briefing paper:The Budget Estimates Process783.60 KB
pdfPAEC Briefing paper: Obligations regarding the Victorian Auditor-General's Office339.54 KB
pdfPAEC Briefing paper: Obligations regarding the Parliamentary Budget Office315.95 KB



Latest News

Inquiry into gender responsive budgeting

The Public Accounts and Estimates Committee has launched a new public inquiry into the way the state government budget addresses gender equality. The Committee’s inquiry will examine how gender responsive budgeting at the state level can help to address inequality. More information about the inquiry, including how to make a submission can be found on the inquiry page

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Highlights from the 2019-20 Budget estimates hearings

This year’s Budget estimates hearings began with the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee questioning the Treasurer and Premier about the $70 billion to be spent by the Victorian Government on services and infrastructure in 2019-20. Here’s a snapshot from the first day of the hearings. 


Energy, recycling and climate change were among the issues considered on day 3 of the hearings when the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee questioned Minister Lily D'Ambrosio.

Government plans for 2019-20 in health and various community services were put under scrutiny on day 5 of the hearings.

 The final day of this year's budget estimates hearings saw the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee scrutinising the government's 2019-20 plans for police, emergency services, crime prevention and justice. 

State Budget Briefing Seminar

On Wednesday 29 May 2019 the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee in conjunction with the Department of Treasury and Finance hosted their annual State Budget Briefing Seminar. It included an introduction from the Hon. Philip Dalidakis, PAEC Chair, and was presented by David Martine, Secretary; Amy Auster, Deputy Secretary, Economic Division; Jamie Driscoll, Deputy Secretary, Budget and Finance and Jason Loos, Deputy Secretary, Commercial Division from the Department of Treasury and Finance.

pdf2019-20 DTF Budget Briefing Presentation202.01 KB

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Latest Inquiries
Inquiry into the 2019-20 Budget Estimates
Inquiry into Gender Responsive Budgeting
Managing School Infrastructure: Inquiry into Auditor-General's Report No.253 (2014-17)
Meeting Obligations to Protect Ramsar Wetlands: Inquiry into Auditor-General's Report No.202 (2014-16)