Explainer: Budget Week and the annual appropriation bills

It's Budget Week! While most people have heard of the Budget, the key pieces of legislation contained within it – the annual appropriation bills – are less often discussed. This explainer looks at what exactly these bills are, their role, and the options available to the Legislative Council during its consideration of these bills.  What … Continue reading Explainer: Budget Week and the annual appropriation bills

Seven new parliamentary inquiry reports have been released

In Committees: New inquiry reports shine light on significant issues and bills

Final reports for a number of parliamentary inquiries have been released over the last several weeks, signalling the wrap-up of seven Upper House investigations into significant issues and bills, plus the finalisation of the Budget Estimates inquiries for 2020/21. Read on to learn more, or use the links below to jump straight to the inquiries … Continue reading In Committees: New inquiry reports shine light on significant issues and bills

In the House – from Wednesday 24 March to Wednesday 5 May

From the election of President to new bills and debate on an ICAC referral, here's what happened during recent sittings of the Upper House... Wednesday, 24 March and Tuesday, 4 May ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT On Wednesday 24 March, the Clerk announced the resignation of the Hon John Ajaka as President and called for nominations … Continue reading In the House – from Wednesday 24 March to Wednesday 5 May