On the final sitting days before the winter break, the Upper House elected a new Assistant President, considered a range of private members' bills and motions and passed two items of government legislation. In addition there were further developments regarding a significant non-compliance with an order for the production of government documents.
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
The substantial rise in the number of orders for government papers in 2019 has also seen a rise in the number of disputes over confidentiality. Read more in our 'public or privileged' update.
The numbers are in. The Legislative Council has finished its sittings for another year. Check out all our sitting day stats for 2019.
Just in: We began the final sitting week of 2019 by sitting past midnight in order to pass 2 bills & consider the Assembly's amendments to the RMS Dissolution Bill. Read our blog to find out more...
Thursday was private members' business day where three bills and a raft of motions were debated. In line with previous weeks seven orders for papers were agreed to, taking the total tally for this year to 47. The day also saw the third private members' bill to pass the Legislative Council this year. Bills Fishing … Continue reading In the House – Thursday 14 November 2019
Read about private members' business day on 24 October 2019 where we considered five bills and nine motions
On Thursday, the NSW Parliament elected Sam Farraway to a seat in the Legislative Council at a joint sitting of both Houses, and we debated 10 motions and passed six orders for government documents.
To privilege or not privilege, that is the question? Learn all about our order for papers process and how members dispute claims of confidentiality.
Last week was dominated by the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019. Two other Government bills were introduced as well as a private members' bill. Three orders for papers were agreed to, and another disputed claim of privilege.