A marathon all-night sitting, over 250 amendments lodged to one bill and a central constitutional principle is debated – this 'bumper edition' of House in Review dissects a huge final sitting week in the Legislative Council!
On Thursday, the House debated a number of items, including a motion under Standing Order 163 and a matter of public importance relating to a job plan for Newcastle. Two bills were also debated. Read on for more.
On Wednesday, the House debated three bills spanning domestic violence reform, bushfire prevention and management and the funding of ICAC and other independent agencies. The House also agreed to sixteen orders for papers. Read on for more.
It was a busy day on Wednesday, with 21 items of private members' business debated, including seven bills, ten orders for papers and four motions. The House also considered a Remembrance Day motion, following a minute's silence at 11.00am. Read on for more.
On Tuesday and Thursday, the House passed a number of bills, spanning health, criminal procedure, work health and safety, road transport and liquor licensing. The House also debated a motion to find the Leader of the Government in contempt for failure to provide documents previously ordered in relation to the Stronger Communities grants program. The Leader of the Government was suspended from the service of the House on Tuesday 20 October until the end of the sitting day.
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.