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Monday, 15 June 2009
Page: 6005

Ms GILLARD (Minister for Education, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for Social Inclusion) (5:20 PM) —May I suggest that it might suit the Main Committee to consider the items of proposed expenditure in the order shown in the schedule which has been circulated to honourable members. I also take the opportunity to indicate to the Main Committee that the proposed order for consideration of portfolios estimates has been discussed with the opposition and non-government members and there has been no objection to what is proposed.

The schedule read as follows—

Proposed order of consideration of Portfolios - Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2009-10

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Portfolio

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Portfolio

Health and Ageing Portfolio

Foreign Affairs and Trade Portfolio

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Portfolio

The Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts Portfolio

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Portfolio

Human Services Portfolio

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Portfolio

Defence Portfolio

Resources, Energy and Tourism Portfolio

Immigration and Citizenship Portfolio

Attorney General’s Portfolio

Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Portfolio

Finance and Deregulation Portfolio

Treasury Portfolio

Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio

The DEPUTY SPEAKER (Dr MJ Washer)—Is it the wish of the Main Committee to consider the items of the proposed expenditure in the order suggested by the minister? There being no objection it is so ordered.

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Portfolio

Proposed expenditure, 7,601,757,000

The question is that the proposed expenditure be agreed to.