Today is the first day of the coming fortnight of Budget Estimate hearings for 2021 and we heard from Transport and Roads Minister Andrew Constance. Budget Estimates is a key process for government accountability and transparency. The Budget Estimates inquiry involves detailed questioning on the decisions, actions and advice of ministers and public servants.

Ministers and senior public servants attend an annual Budget Estimates inquiry to answer questions about the expenditure, performance and effectiveness of their agencies. 

The Budget Estimates inquiry is conducted by the Legislative Council’s seven Portfolio Committees.

I am currently a Member of the following Portfolio Committees:

Portfolio Committee 6: Transport and Roads (Minister Constance), Regional Transport and Roads (Minister Toole), Better Regulation and Innovation (Minister Anderson), Customer Service (Minister Dominello). 

Portfolio Committee 7: Energy and Environment (Minister Kean), Planning and Public Spaces (Minister Stokes) and Local Government (Minister Hancock). 

For more information on Budget Estimates and the timetable, please click here.