The second last week before Christmas is traditionally a quiet time for committees – not in 2019. Last week, there was a hearing every day as four committees worked right up until the end of the year, finishing up the year with a visit to Gunnedah.
New post: A new independent Commission to regulate building standards in NSW; safety measures proposed to reduce the risk of harmful dust exposure for tradespeople; and a committee hears about the radiation content of… bananas?!
Inquiries into circus animals, coal seam gas, hate crimes against gay and transgender people, coal ash repositories, the use of mobile phones while driving, and even the parliament's budget process…. our new inquiries, find out more!
This week, committees inquire into the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill, scrutinise new rules for music festivals, hear from residents of the Mascot Towers about NSW Building Standards and learn about threats to koalas in NSW.
In the last few days, submissions have closed for a number of inquiries. So, now what?
In our latest blog, committees report on the Sydney stadiums strategy and a bill related to the proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall, while hearings kick off for the inquiry into the Westconnex project.
This week in committees, hearings commence into the NDIS and Light Rail, and the music and arts inquiry visits Newcastle and Tamworth.
This week in committees, a new inquiry into the CBD and South East Light Rail Project; Portfolio Committee No. 4 visits the Parklea Correctional Centre; the Regulation Committee holds its first hearing; and Portfolio Committee No. 5 tables a ‘bloody good report’ on water augmentation.