Wondering what it's like for Legislative Council team members working behind the scenes on parliamentary inquiries? Read on for a quick peek into our Committee Office, and feel free to share if you know someone who'd be a great fit – because we're hiring now! Variety is the spice of life Inquiry managers are busy … Continue reading A day in the life of an inquiry manager
In Committees: Recent reports from the Upper House
Talk about busy! The Legislative Council's committees have released eight inquiry reports over the last several weeks, touching on everything from plastic waste reduction to a particular breed of 'zombies'. Scroll down to find information on each of the new reports, or use the links below if you wish to jump directly to a specific … Continue reading In Committees: Recent reports from the Upper House
Under scrutiny: Reflecting on the power of review in the Upper House
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
In Committees: New inquiry reports shine light on significant issues and bills
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
In Committees: new reports tabled
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
Inquiry update: High level of First Nations people in custody
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
In the House – Thursday 19 November 2020
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.