In the House – Tuesday 4 August 2020

The Legislative Council returns from its winter break with a bang – our first day back features the next chapter in the House's determination to ensure compliance with an order for papers, a defeated Government bill and two bills agreed to concerning an economic response to COVID-19 and improving processes for injured persons navigating the workers compensation and motor accidents schemes.

In the House – Tuesday 2 June 2020

Tuesday saw the Legislative Council disallow a regulation which would have implemented a freeze on public sector wages during the next financial year. The House also passed two bills, including one that aims to ensure that construction in New South Wales is compliant with building standards and another enacting reforms in response to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Maintaining scrutiny under challenging circumstances – An orders for papers update

During challenging times, it is more important than ever for the Legislative Council to maintain one of its key functions of scrutinising the Executive Government. As our readers are aware, our members routinely use the well-established order for papers process to assist them in this role. In this space it's been business as usual in … Continue reading Maintaining scrutiny under challenging circumstances – An orders for papers update