Ding! Round three of hearings for the Budget Estimates 2019-2020 inquiry is officially underway this week! Find out more in this week's blog post.
PC 2 has set up two new inquiries to look into poor air quality resulting from the recent bushfires and drought, and health services in south west Sydney. Find out more in today's blog post.
This week in committees, PC 3 publishes its report into outcome-based funding; hearings continue for PC 7 into koalas, and the Public Accountability Committee travels to Newcastle for an offsite hearing into building regulation
It's another busy week of hearings for committees. Read this week's blog post to find out more.
Upper House Committees are back for another year of inquiry activity, starting with hearings next week
Welcome to the first edition of the House in Review for 2020! We look forward to another busy and interesting year in the Legislative Council. Just prior to the final sitting period of 2019 we posted an article about the commencement of Acts, leaving our readers on a cliff hanger: what happens when Acts set … Continue reading Unactivated Acts: A sequel
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?
This week In Committees, the State Development Committee considers whether to repeal the ban on uranium mining, Portfolio Committee No. 5 tables its report into the Road Transport Amendment (Mobile Phone Detection) Bill 2019, and animal welfare is under the spotlight with two committees inquiring into the welfare of circus animals and exhibited cetaceans, and the effectiveness of animal cruelty laws.
Our portfolio committees have just completed a second round of Estimates hearings for 2019-2020 – supplementary hearings. What are supplementary hearings? The Budget Estimates resolution allows portfolio committees to hold another round of hearings after the initial round. Supplementary hearings are usually an opportunity for members to question Ministers and senior public servants on any … Continue reading Budget Estimates Round Two: Supplementary Hearings