In the House - November 12 sitting

In the House – Friday 12 November 2021

It was back to Government business on Friday, with three bills agreed to and returned to the Legislative Assembly for consideration of the amendments agreed to in the Council. Members also contributed to debate on proposed reforms to sexual consent laws and, following the suspension of standing and sessional orders, Mr Searle introduced a private … Continue reading In the House – Friday 12 November 2021

In the House – Thursday 11 November 2021

With an extra day in the sitting week, Thursday was another private members' day in the Legislative Council. Two new bills were introduced, a range of motions were debated, and three orders for papers were agreed to. It was of course Remembrance Day, with the House observing a minute's silence and contributing to a special … Continue reading In the House – Thursday 11 November 2021

In the House - November 10 sitting

In the House – Wednesday 10 November 2021

On Wednesday, the first of two private members' days in the sitting week, a bill relating to the rehoming of animals seized by or surrendered to local councils was introduced into the Council, and debate resumed on another bill to create an offence of industrial manslaughter under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. Members … Continue reading In the House – Wednesday 10 November 2021

In the House – Tuesday 9 November 2021

During the Legislative Council's three-week run of four-day sitting weeks, we'll be running shorter-format blogs to bring you all the basics of each sitting day as promptly as possible. We hope you'll find this handy! Remember, you can further explore the detail of debate using the work of our wonderful colleagues in Hansard – find … Continue reading In the House – Tuesday 9 November 2021

In the House - October 20 sitting

In the House – Wednesday 20 October 2021

It was another busy Private Members' Day on 20 October, with seven general motions debated and 11 orders for papers agreed to. The House also passed a bill to amend the NSW Constitution to allow members to attend meetings of Parliament remotely. Debate continued on a bill to allow uranium mining and nuclear facilities in … Continue reading In the House – Wednesday 20 October 2021

ePetitions launched for the Legislative Council

Digital petitions launched for the Legislative Council

Petitioning the NSW Upper House has never been easier, with a new digital petitioning platform launched this week at http://www.bit.ly/e-petitioning. The introduction of 'ePetitions' is intended to bring the people of NSW closer to their parliament, and follows the passing of a new sessional order to allow electronic petitions to be submitted and presented to … Continue reading Digital petitions launched for the Legislative Council

In the House - October 13 sitting

In the House – Wednesday 13 October 2021

On Wednesday 13 October, Private Members' Day, four bills were introduced in the Legislative Council. Interspersed between 13 orders for papers and one other motion, members introduced bills addressing the funding independence of ICAC and other integrity bodies; the operation of animal breeding businesses; the public display of Nazi symbols; and an amendment to the … Continue reading In the House – Wednesday 13 October 2021