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Tuesday, 17 February 1987
Page: 34

(Question No. 1592)


Senator Messner asked the Minister for Finance, upon notice, on 10 December 1986:

On what date will the Forward Estimates of Budget Outlays and Staffing for 1987-88 and 1988-89 be released for public scrutiny.

What have been the dates on which this publication has been released since 1980.


Senator Walsh —The answer to the honour- able senator's question is as follows:

(1) The Report on the Forward Estimates of Budget Outlays for 1987-88 and 1988-89 was released on 21 December 1986. This report also included Forward Estimates of Budget Outlays for 1989-90.

(2) (i) Publication of the Forward Estimates Report commenced in 1983. ``Forward Estimates of Budget Outlays for 1983-84, 1984-85 and 1985-86'' was released on 6 April 1983.

(ii) ``Forward Estimates of Budget Outlays and Staffing for 1984-85, 1985-86 and 1986-87'' was released on 27 March 1984.

(iii) ``Forward Estimates of Budget Outlays and Staffing for 1985-86, 1986-87 and 1987-88'' was released on 9 May 1985.

(iv) ``Forward Estimates of Budget Outlays and Staffing for 1986-87 and 1987-88'' was released on 19 November 1985.