Today the Legislative Council was prorogued! It was what?
Find out what happened in the House yesterday. A new member signs the roll of the House, ballots were held to elect members to committees and a bill to amend road transport legislation to address drink- and drug‑driving behaviour was debated.
On this day 175 years ago the first meeting of the reconstituted partially-elected Council was held in 1843.
175 years ago, between 15 June and 3 July 1843 the first elections were held to elect 24 citizens of New South Wales to the First Council, a body which would evolve into the NSW Parliament we know today. Voting was public, the franchise was limited and in Sydney and Windsor the Riot Act was read.
After dinner on Wednesday the House began debating the Electoral Funding Bill 2018. By the time the House rose just before 3 am on Thursday morning, and after nearly six hours of debate, 57 amendments had been moved and 16 amendments agreed to. A further four bills were introduced ahead of Friday’s cut-off date for the introduction of government bills during this sitting period. Another government bill was received from the Legislative Assembly and agreed to without amendment.