On Wednesday the House considered the Right to Farm Bill and confirmed its sitting calendar for 2020.
Read about how the Abortion Law Reform Act 2019 became law
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…
Following a marathon debate the Legislative Council has passed the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill with amendments. These have been agreed to by the Legislative Assembly & the bill is being delivered to the Governor to become law
We passed two bills & appointed 8 Joint Committees. Contributions to the Address-in-Reply to The Governor's speech continued. We insisted on our amendments to the Ageing & Disability Commissioner Bill, disagreed with by the Assembly.
On Wednesday the House agreed to the Budget Estimates 2019-2020 timetable for initial hearings and considered the Ageing and Disability Commissioner Bill 2019 in committee of the whole. Ms Jackson also gave her first speech.
The new Parliament's first bill was passed and the first committee report tabled. Debate on the Address-in-Reply to the Governor's speech continued, two new members gave their first speech and an Assembly bill was declared urgent.
Two members farewelled the House and the House returned eleven bills to the Legislative Assembly.
Coal seam gas exploration and bills regarding combat sports, fair trading, charitable fundraising, drones above and intimate relationships in prisons, and a tax on betting.
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.