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Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Page: 253


Senator McGRATH (QueenslandAssistant Minister to the Prime Minister) (15:55): I move:

(1)   That the 2016-17 supplementary Budget estimates hearings be scheduled as follows:

Monday, 17 October and Tuesday, 18 October 2016 (supplementary hearingsGroup A)

Wednesday, 19 October and Thursday, 20 October 2016 (supplementary hearingsGroup B).

(2)   That, pursuant to the order of the Senate of 26 August 2008 and 23 June 2015, cross portfolio estimates hearings on Indigenous matters be scheduled for Friday, 21 October 2016.

(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.

Question agreed to.