The House came together to mark the passing of the Honourable Tim Fischer AC. It also considered bills on the regulation of the racing industry, modernising the process to pay fines and amending election funding processes.
On Wednesday, the House debated a Matter of Public Importance concerning Crown Resorts; and a bill about online betting was introduced.Meanwhile, the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill passed the LA. More news on this coming soon.
Private members' business day was interrupted to consider the Appropriation Bills and the Ageing and Disability Commissioner Bill, which took several hours. We returned to private members business afterwards, finishing at 12.34 am.
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.
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 House passed bills concerning workers compensation, community and charitable gaming activities and penalties for drink- and drug driving behaviour.
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.
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.