On the final sitting day in 2019 we considered a bill from The Greens concerning the protection of Central Coast drinking water catchments, passed four orders for government papers and ended with a motion of Christmas felicitations.
Wednesday's sitting was dominated by the consideration of bills relating to music festivals and another about meeting critical water needs for certain regional areas. Read all about it in our blog.
The House sat late on Tuesday in order to consider the Right to Farm Bill 2019. Members were initially also scheduled to attend Government House to present Addresses-in-Reply to the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC. However, this was postponed due to the catastrophic bushfire danger in the … Continue reading In the House – Tuesday 12 November 2019
Read about private members' business day on 24 October 2019 where we considered five bills and nine motions
The Legislative Council strikes out regulations regarding licences for music festivals, passes a bill to prohibit the supply of plastic shopping bags by retailers, plus much much more…
Debate on the second reading of the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 concluded on Wednesday evening and two other bills were received from the Assembly. An arbiter was appointed to evaluate a claim of privilege on documents returned under an Order for Papers.
The House agreed to two orders for papers, introduced four bills and established four new committee inquiries. As 10 items were taken in short form under the new Sessional Orders, 13 private members' items were able to be considered.
Private members' business day saw members first use of the short form motion provision under the new sessional orders. It was a very busy day with three orders for papers and three motions debated, as well as four bills introduced.
Government bills relating to Snowy 2.0 and the building industry pass the Council, while motions to disallow regulations concerning the management of marine parks and Sydney Olympic Park were defeated. Read more in our blog, House in Review.
On the day set aside for private members' business, the Council considered the reuse of graves after 25 years, cleaning up the air around coal-fired power stations and the battle-lines for the next State election. The House also briefly continued debate on "Zoe's Law" bill.