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.
Just in: We began the final sitting week of 2019 by sitting past midnight in order to pass 2 bills & consider the Assembly's amendments to the RMS Dissolution Bill. Read our blog to find out more...
New post: A new independent Commission to regulate building standards in NSW; safety measures proposed to reduce the risk of harmful dust exposure for tradespeople; and a committee hears about the radiation content of… bananas?!
Thursday was private members' business day where three bills and a raft of motions were debated. In line with previous weeks seven orders for papers were agreed to, taking the total tally for this year to 47. The day also saw the third private members' bill to pass the Legislative Council this year. Bills Fishing … Continue reading In the House – Thursday 14 November 2019
Wednesday's sitting was dominated by the consideration of bills relating to music festivals and another about meeting critical water needs for certain regional areas. Read all about it in our blog.
The House sat late on Tuesday in order to consider the Right to Farm Bill 2019. Members were initially also scheduled to attend Government House to present Addresses-in-Reply to the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC. However, this was postponed due to the catastrophic bushfire danger in the … Continue reading In the House – Tuesday 12 November 2019