The final day of the sitting week included the Legislative Council censuring of the Leader of the Government and passing important bills concerning reforms to the Deformation Act and the licensing of mechanical services and medical gas.
On Wednesday records were broken for the most orders for papers passed in one day and a range of other bills and motions were debated including the passing of a bill to increase transparency regarding water access licences.
The Legislative Council returns from its winter break with a bang – our first day back features the next chapter in the House's determination to ensure compliance with an order for papers, a defeated Government bill and two bills agreed to concerning an economic response to COVID-19 and improving processes for injured persons navigating the workers compensation and motor accidents schemes.
In committee hearings this week – delegated legislation, workers compensation and the Powerhouse Museum.
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After a yearlong inquiry into koala populations and habitat in New South Wales, Portfolio Committee No. 7 – Planning and Environment has tabled and published its final report. The committee made 42 recommendations and 16 findings, which are now with the NSW Government to review and respond to by the end of the year. Given … Continue reading Committee reports: Koala populations and habitat
Let's have a look at some key statistics to see how the first half of 2020 is shaping up!
Over the last week our committees have been setting up new inquiries referred by the House, including a committee into First Nations people in custody, and bills inquiries into RFS donations, water management and stock animal procedures.
On the final sitting days before the winter break, the Upper House elected a new Assistant President, considered a range of private members' bills and motions and passed two items of government legislation. In addition there were further developments regarding a significant non-compliance with an order for the production of government documents.
On Tuesday the Upper House agreed to a censure motion and passed bills concerning the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, special care offences and criminal procedures where defendants have mental health or cognitive impairments.