The Legislative Council sat on Tuesday 24 March in order to urgently consider two bills regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and a bill to provide relief for people affected by the recent bushfires in NSW.
Ding! Round three of hearings for the Budget Estimates 2019-2020 inquiry is officially underway this week! Find out more in this week's blog post.
In the blog today - Bills to prevent cruelty to animals, to manage complaints to the ADB & to prevent real estate agents and property developers from holding civic office – all this and much, much more!
For a second day there was a sombre mood in the House as debate on a condolence motion regarding the 2019-20 bushfire season continued.
The first sitting day in 2020 was a solemn occasion with the House suspending consideration of government legislation to debate a condolence motion.
PC 2 has set up two new inquiries to look into poor air quality resulting from the recent bushfires and drought, and health services in south west Sydney. Find out more in today's blog post.
This week in committees, PC 3 publishes its report into outcome-based funding; hearings continue for PC 7 into koalas, and the Public Accountability Committee travels to Newcastle for an offsite hearing into building regulation
It's another busy week of hearings for committees. Read this week's blog post to find out more.
The substantial rise in the number of orders for government papers in 2019 has also seen a rise in the number of disputes over confidentiality. Read more in our 'public or privileged' update.
Upper House Committees are back for another year of inquiry activity, starting with hearings next week