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.
What do lock-out laws, circus animals, climate change and committee witnesses have in common?
A day of bulk-billing for the House of Review.
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.
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.
On Tuesday the Legislative Council passed two bills: the first relating to the raising of the Warragamba Dam wall and the second updating key emergency services legislation.
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.
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.
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.