In the House – Thursday 9 June 2022

With Thursday being a government business day, the House concluded consideration of three important pieces of legislation and a condolence motion acknowledging the passing of former President the Hon Max Willis RFD. But being the Council, members also debated a matter of public importance moved by The Greens and engaged in an unusual debate on … Continue reading In the House – Thursday 9 June 2022

In the House – Tuesday 10 May 2022

Kicking off the sitting week, Tuesday saw the first speech of the Hon Chris Rath, a debate on a matter of public importance concerning the NSW education portfolio, and a committee membership ballot. The House also considered the Mining and Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 and Tax Administration Amendment (Combating Wage Theft) Bill 2021, and … Continue reading In the House – Tuesday 10 May 2022

Twin Peeks blog series: Meet the Deputy Clerk of the Bougainville House of Representatives

Twin Peeks: Meet the Deputy Clerk of the Bougainville House of Representatives, Peter Topura

You might remember parliamentary twinning as the program that pairs parliaments across the Pacific, which we've been exploring through our ongoing 'Twin Peeks' series. Last December, Twin Peeks introduced Ruby Garnean, a senior Procedure Officer in the Bougainville House of Representatives. Now meet her colleague, Deputy Clerk Peter Topura, who feels a deep commitment to … Continue reading Twin Peeks: Meet the Deputy Clerk of the Bougainville House of Representatives, Peter Topura