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
Welcome to the first edition of the House in Review for 2020! We look forward to another busy and interesting year in the Legislative Council. Just prior to the final sitting period of 2019 we posted an article about the commencement of Acts, leaving our readers on a cliff hanger: what happens when Acts set … Continue reading Unactivated Acts: A sequel
The second last week before Christmas is traditionally a quiet time for committees – not in 2019. Last week, there was a hearing every day as four committees worked right up until the end of the year, finishing up the year with a visit to Gunnedah.
This week we take a look at the ins and outs of committee site visits: what they are used for, where they take place and how committees decide where to go. What? A committee site visit is when a committee visits a site to get more information for an inquiry. They are a great way … Continue reading Committee site visits: What, where, how?
The numbers are in. The Legislative Council has finished its sittings for another year. Check out all our sitting day stats for 2019.
On the final sitting day in 2019 we considered a bill from The Greens concerning the protection of Central Coast drinking water catchments, passed four orders for government papers and ended with a motion of Christmas felicitations.
On the final day for Government business in 2019 we passed two bills including one regarding the Children’s Guardian. We also debated a bill to further enforce 'mobile phone use while driving' offences.