A marathon all-night sitting, over 250 amendments lodged to one bill and a central constitutional principle is debated – this 'bumper edition' of House in Review dissects a huge final sitting week in the Legislative Council!
On Tuesday, the Leader of the Government was required to "attend in his place" to report on the production of documents relating to the Stronger Communities Fund. The Leader of the House also tabled the Budget Papers in preparation for debate on the Appropriation Bills next week. Two bills were also debated and agreed to. Read on for more information.
If you've seen the Budget Estimates resolution for this year, you may have noticed that it looks slightly different to Budget Estimates resolutions gone by. As we mentioned in our previous Budget Estimates post, each year, the House refers the budget papers to the 7 portfolio committees for inquiry and report. As always, the Budget … Continue reading Budget Estimates: Spot the difference
Private members' business day was interrupted to consider the Appropriation Bills and the Ageing and Disability Commissioner Bill, which took several hours. We returned to private members business afterwards, finishing at 12.34 am.
There's something 'bout that work, work, work, work, work, work… Lots of new inquiries mean opportunities to have your say on battery cages for chickens, music festivals, Northern Beaches hospital and 3 new bills before the House.
On Wednesday the House agreed to the Budget Estimates 2019-2020 timetable for initial hearings and considered the Ageing and Disability Commissioner Bill 2019 in committee of the whole. Ms Jackson also gave her first speech.
Highlights from committees through July and August with new reports on emergency services agencies and drug rehab facilities, and updates on Budget Estimates and the music and arts inquiry.
On the last government business day before the winter recess the House adjourned in the early hours of the morning in consequence of its heavy legislative workload. The House agreed to five government bills and Assembly amendments to a sixth bill originating in the Council. The House set down consideration of a further two government bills received from the Assembly for after the winter recess.
It's budget week – one of the biggest events in the parliamentary calendar each year. Today we are posting a special Budget guide on the process – where the practice of a budget came from, what will happen on Tuesday, how it is approved, and what will happen next.