In Committees: new reports tabled

Four new reports have been published by our Upper House committees in recent weeks, detailing inquiry findings and recommendations relating to cyber security, the remediation of coal ash dam sites, government grants and new dams and water infrastructure in NSW. Read on for more… CYBER SECURITY THE INQUIRY: This inquiry of the Premier and Finance … Continue reading In Committees: new reports tabled

In the House – Wednesday 17 March 2021

Take a look back at the key things to happen in the House on private members' day on Wednesday, 17 March... It was another jam-packed private members' day, with a number of interesting procedural matters up for discussion. There was debate on the rules governing the election of President of the Legislative Council, as well … Continue reading In the House – Wednesday 17 March 2021

In the House – Tuesday 16 March 2021

Here's what happened during a legislation-packed day in the House... On Tuesday, the Leader of the Government was required to 'attend in his place' to explain why the Modern Slavery Act 2018 had not been commenced. The House also agreed to two bills relating to community land development and management, and another relating to marine … Continue reading In the House – Tuesday 16 March 2021

International Women’s Day 2021: A focus on leadership and participation

This International Women's Day, get to know just some of the women who are part of the Legislative Council, playing an important role in the making and passing of New South Wales legislation, and in holding the Government to account Established by the UN, the theme for International Women's Day 2021 (March 8) is Women … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2021: A focus on leadership and participation

In the House – Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 February 2021

Things were a little different this sitting week, with private members' business taking centre stage over two consecutive days. Here's what happened... Wednesday, 17 February In short: On Wednesday, the House agreed to a motion indicating its disagreement with the Legislative Assembly's transmission of the Appropriation (Parliament) Bill 2020 to the Governor for assent, notwithstanding … Continue reading In the House – Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 February 2021

Budget Estimates 2020/21: What’s it all about?

The Legislative Council's portfolio committees are busy getting ready for one of the most significant events in the committee calendar – Budget Estimates. The Budget Estimates hearings are the process by which the Legislative Council scrutinises the budget and the Government’s projected spending for the year – the 'budget estimates'. This is an opportunity for … Continue reading Budget Estimates 2020/21: What’s it all about?

In the House – Tuesday 16 February 2021

We're back! The Legislative Council's first sitting day for 2021 was Tuesday, 16 February. Read on for a recap... On Tuesday, the Council received a number of messages from the Assembly, including one disagreeing to Council amendments to the Appropriation (Parliament) Bill 2020. The Council also agreed to repeal the take-off and landing limits at … Continue reading In the House – Tuesday 16 February 2021