The Legislative Council is known as the 'House of Review', and the exercise of its 'review' function – and in particular the volume of activity in this space – is setting the 57th Parliament apart from ones that have come before. Let's take a look at how the Council's powers of scrutiny have been used … Continue reading Under scrutiny: Reflecting on the power of review in the Upper House
Final reports for a number of parliamentary inquiries have been released over the last several weeks, signalling the wrap-up of seven Upper House investigations into significant issues and bills, plus the finalisation of the Budget Estimates inquiries for 2020/21. Read on to learn more, or use the links below to jump straight to the inquiries … Continue reading In Committees: New inquiry reports shine light on significant issues and bills
Four new reports have been published by our Upper House committees in recent weeks, detailing inquiry findings and recommendations relating to cyber security, the remediation of coal ash dam sites, government grants and new dams and water infrastructure in NSW. Read on for more… CYBER SECURITY THE INQUIRY: This inquiry of the Premier and Finance … Continue reading In Committees: new reports tabled
Since June this year, an Upper House Select Committee has been inquiring into the over-representation of First Nations people in the criminal justice system and the oversight and review of deaths of First Nations people in custody. Read today's blog for more info on the committee's work
On Thursday, the House debated a number of items, including a motion under Standing Order 163 and a matter of public importance relating to a job plan for Newcastle. Two bills were also debated. Read on for more.
Water security was the focus for PC 7 this week for its inquiry into the rationale for, and impacts of, new dams and water infrastructure. Read more in today's blog post.
This week kicked off with two days of hearings for the inquiry into the future development of the New South Wales tertiary education sector.
Exotic animals, mulesing and the dairy industry have been the focus for Portfolio Committee No. 4's inquiries. Read this week's committees blog post for more.
In committee hearings this week – delegated legislation, workers compensation and the Powerhouse Museum.
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