Welcome to the first edition of the House in Review for 2020! We look forward to another busy and interesting year in the Legislative Council. Just prior to the final sitting period of 2019 we posted an article about the commencement of Acts, leaving our readers on a cliff hanger: what happens when Acts set … Continue reading Unactivated Acts: A sequel
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!
Tuesday was dominated by the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019. The message from the Assembly forwarding the bill was reported, the Social Issues Committee report was received and the House agreed to vary the conduct of business to deal with the second reading of the bill.
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.
This week in Committees, the Social Issues Committee holds its first hearing for the inquiry into gay and transgender hate crimes; Portfolio Committee No. 5 hears about the devastating impact that supermarket price wars are having on dairy farmers; and the trial Regulation Committee reports on a regulation regarding cemetery and crematoria and an ongoing role for the committee following the 2019 election.
Updates on inquiries into drink and drug driving offences; cemeteries and crematoria; and gay and transgender hate crimes.