Senate Estimates Live

Welcome to budget estimates for the October 2012. Canberra has turned on a gorgeous spring morning but there will be none of that: for 14 hours a day all week we're locked in Parliament House committee rooms going through the Commonwealth Budget. That's your budget, paid for out of your taxes. Where does it go? Why is there so much in there for submarines? Who is driving the #natsecinquiry and why?

You can watch the video stream of the committees here.

There are four Senate Committees conducting budget estimates hearings, from 9am until 11pm from Monday until Thursday;

  • Senate, Environment and Communications Legislation Committee
  • Senate, Finance & Public Administration Legislation Committee
  • Senate, Legal & Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Senate, Rural & Regional Affairs & Transport Legislation Committee

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