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13       Legislation committees—Estimates hearings

The Minister for Finance (Senator Gallagher), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved government business notice of motion no. 5—

(1)               That the 2022-23 Budget estimates hearings be scheduled as follows:

Friday, 28 October until no later than 5 pm ( Group A )

Monday, 7 November until no later than 11 pm ( Group A )

Tuesday, 8 November until no later than 1 pm ( Group A )

Tuesday, 8 November from no earlier than 2 pm until no later than 11 pm ( Group B )

Wednesday, 9 November and Thursday, 10 November until no later than 11 pm ( Group B ).

(2)              That cross portfolio estimates hearings on Indigenous matters and on Murray-Darling Basin Plan matters be scheduled for Friday, 11 November but not restricted to that day.

(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


Education and Employment

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

(5)              That the committees report to the Senate on Tuesday, 29 November 2022.

Statement by leave : Senator Ruston, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.