In the House - November 24 sitting

In the House – Wednesday 24 November 2021

The first of two private members’ days in the final sitting week, Wednesday saw the House debate, amend and agree to two bills - one dealing with climate change emissions targets, and the other the creation of an offence of industrial manslaughter. Second reading debates on bills banning discrimination against sex workers, regulating puppy farms, … Continue reading In the House – Wednesday 24 November 2021

In the House - November 19 sitting

In the House – Friday 19 November 2021

A return to government business on Friday saw five bills agreed to – including two bills which amended the Crimes Act 1900. The House also considered two messages from the Assembly relating to amendments to the Modern Slavery Amendment Bill 2021 and Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 – in short, there were lots of amendments! … Continue reading In the House – Friday 19 November 2021

In the House – Thursday 18 November 2021

It was the week's second private members' day on Thursday, with three new bills introduced – spanning climate change, the sale of state-owned assets, and the establishment of protected areas for koalas. Debate also resumed on the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Amendment Bill and the Work Health and Safety Amendment (Industrial Manslaughter) Bill, and more … Continue reading In the House – Thursday 18 November 2021

In the House - November 17 sitting

In the House – Wednesday 17 November 2021

On Wednesday - which was the first of two private members’ days in the sitting week - three private members’ bills were introduced, including a bill banning the termination of pregnancies for the purposes of sex selection, a bill to exclude users of medicinal cannabis from NSW driving offences, and a bill to strengthen accountability … Continue reading In the House – Wednesday 17 November 2021

In the House – Tuesday 16 November 2021

Tuesday saw the House back to Government business in the second week of the epic three-week November sitting block and it was all bills, bills, bills. A number of government bills were received from the Legislative Assembly and a further two were introduced in the House. In the evening, the House considered the Electronic Transactions … Continue reading In the House – Tuesday 16 November 2021

In the House - November 12 sitting

In the House – Friday 12 November 2021

It was back to Government business on Friday, with three bills agreed to and returned to the Legislative Assembly for consideration of the amendments agreed to in the Council. Members also contributed to debate on proposed reforms to sexual consent laws and, following the suspension of standing and sessional orders, Mr Searle introduced a private … Continue reading In the House – Friday 12 November 2021

In the House – Thursday 11 November 2021

With an extra day in the sitting week, Thursday was another private members' day in the Legislative Council. Two new bills were introduced, a range of motions were debated, and three orders for papers were agreed to. It was of course Remembrance Day, with the House observing a minute's silence and contributing to a special … Continue reading In the House – Thursday 11 November 2021

In the House - November 10 sitting

In the House – Wednesday 10 November 2021

On Wednesday, the first of two private members' days in the sitting week, a bill relating to the rehoming of animals seized by or surrendered to local councils was introduced into the Council, and debate resumed on another bill to create an offence of industrial manslaughter under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. Members … Continue reading In the House – Wednesday 10 November 2021

In the House – Tuesday 9 November 2021

During the Legislative Council's three-week run of four-day sitting weeks, we'll be running shorter-format blogs to bring you all the basics of each sitting day as promptly as possible. We hope you'll find this handy! Remember, you can further explore the detail of debate using the work of our wonderful colleagues in Hansard – find … Continue reading In the House – Tuesday 9 November 2021