Break on through to the other side: inviting an Assembly minister into the Council

As promised in our final sitting week blog of 2020, we're back to dissect a unique procedural event that occurred during the marathon debate on the Electricity Infrastructure Investment Bill 2020 – the use of Standing Order 163!   What is Standing Order 163 and why is it important? Under the Constitution Act 1902 (NSW), the … Continue reading Break on through to the other side: inviting an Assembly minister into the Council

In the House – Tuesday 17 November 2020

On Tuesday, the Leader of the Government was required to "attend in his place" to report on the production of documents relating to the Stronger Communities Fund. The Leader of the House also tabled the Budget Papers in preparation for debate on the Appropriation Bills next week. Two bills were also debated and agreed to. Read on for more information.

In the House – 20 to 22 October 2020 – Part 1: Government business days

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.