On the final day of a busy sitting week two private members' bills were introduced: on tree thinning in two national parks and another to prohibit advertising of gambling, and the House debated three private members' motions.
In the House – Wednesday 17 October 2018
On Wednesday the Council passed three bills and introduced a further six bills and considered debating a matter of public importance relating to the gaming and racing industry. Read more in our blog.
First anniversary of the Aboriginal Languages Bill 2017
Today marks the first anniversary of the introduction of the Aboriginal Languages Bill 2017 into the NSW Parliament.
In the House – Thursday 27 September 2018
On Private Members' Business day, two motions - one praising the role of Agricultural shows and one condemning the Government's focus were debated. In addition, brief contributions were made to the second readings of two bills relating to the use of dogs and cats in animal research and to the rights of members of the public to bring legal proceedings regarding breaches of the Forestry Act.
In the House – Wednesday 26 September 2018
On a long sitting day, the House considered bills relating to the Parliamentary Budget Officer, consorting laws, raising the Warragamba Dam wall, the creation of a Western City and Aerotropolis Authority, the impoundment of shared bicycles and residential tenancy agreements.
In the House – Tuesday 25 September 2018
On Tuesday the House passed bills concerning workers compensation, community and charitable gaming activities and penalties for drink- and drug driving behaviour.
In the House – Thursday 20 September 2018
On private members' business day two new – but somewhat familiar – bills were introduced, one regarding double jeopardy laws and the other a moratorium on declaring new marine parks. A motion commemorating ANZAC Day 2018 was debated and agreed to and further motions on government infrastructure projects and agricultural shows were debated.
In the House – Wednesday 19 September 2018
The Council passed four bills and introduced a further three, referred a road transport bill (to address drink- and drug driving behaviour) to the Law and Justice Committee and referred an inquiry regarding the response to gay and transgender hate crimes to the Social Issues Committee.
In the House – Thursday 16 August 2018
On the day set aside for private members' business, one bill was introduced and four motions were debated. Of the four motions, two were agreed to after substantial amendment, one was defeated and debate on the fourth was adjourned until another day.
In the House – Wednesday 15 August 2018
On a relatively short sitting day for a Wednesday, the House debated a disallowance motion, introduced a new Government bill, considered and returned three Government bills to the Legislative Assembly and still had time for, not one, but two joint sittings.