Upper House Committees gather evidence in a variety of different ways, and sometimes the most effective way for committee members to learn about an issue is to go out into the community and visit a location or site first hand.
On Wednesday the Legislative Council considered a range of bills and motions moved by private members. Read about all the action in our latest blog post!
This week kicked off with two days of hearings for the inquiry into the future development of the New South Wales tertiary education sector.
Last sitting week saw the House agree to an instruction to committee. Read on to find out more about this unusual procedure!
On Wednesday records were broken for the most orders for papers passed in one day and a range of other bills and motions were debated including the passing of a bill to increase transparency regarding water access licences.
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.
Let's have a look at some key statistics to see how the first half of 2020 is shaping up!
Over the last week our committees have been setting up new inquiries referred by the House, including a committee into First Nations people in custody, and bills inquiries into RFS donations, water management and stock animal procedures.
On Tuesday the Upper House agreed to a censure motion and passed bills concerning the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, special care offences and criminal procedures where defendants have mental health or cognitive impairments.
Read our bumper House in Review post where the Legislative Council passed a private members' bill for a moratorium on coal seam gas, Government bills on the regulation of the building industry and work health and safety and debated a range of other motions and bills.