New post: A new independent Commission to regulate building standards in NSW; safety measures proposed to reduce the risk of harmful dust exposure for tradespeople; and a committee hears about the radiation content of… bananas?!
An update on a Law and Justice Committee inquiry that investigated a bill introduced to address the legislative barriers encountered by the Bowraville cases, which involved the murders of three Indigenous children in the early 1990s.
There's something 'bout that work, work, work, work, work, work… Lots of new inquiries mean opportunities to have your say on battery cages for chickens, music festivals, Northern Beaches hospital and 3 new bills before the House.
In the final sitting week of the 56th Parliament before the March 2019 State election, the Legislative Council completed all government legislation on the books and farewelled members who will not be returning next year.
The Council wraps up business for the year and the 56th parliament with a surprising twist in the fate of the last government bill dealt with by the House. Another departing member bids farewell while a former member is fondly remembered and seasonal felicitations are conveyed to all.
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.
Following recent media about the impacts of price discounting, the drought and challenges on dairy farmers, this week we provide a snapshot of a new inquiry into the long term sustainability of the dairy industry. We also provide an update on additional hearings announced for the Budget Estimates process, and two new inquiries initiated as … Continue reading In Committees -17 to 23 October 2018
On Tuesday the House passed bills concerning workers compensation, community and charitable gaming activities and penalties for drink- and drug driving behaviour.
Updates on inquiries into drink and drug driving offences; cemeteries and crematoria; and gay and transgender hate crimes.
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.