In the House – Thursday 24 February 2022

Rounding out the first sitting week for 2022, Thursday began with a joint sitting with the Legislative Assembly, where a new member of the Legislative Council was elected. The House then went on debate a disallowance motion concerning floodplain harvesting, discuss school performance measures as a matter of public importance, and pass two bills. Read … Continue reading In the House – Thursday 24 February 2022

In the House - 23 Feb 2022 sitting

In the House – Wednesday 23 February 2022

The first private members' day of 2022 was legislation-packed, with the introduction of a bill to enable eligible people with a terminal illness to access voluntary assisted dying, and the House debating a further three bills. In committee of the whole, members also considered a message from the Legislative Assembly regarding its amendments to a … Continue reading In the House – Wednesday 23 February 2022

Twin Peeks blog - meet a Senior Procedure Officer from the Bougainville Parliament

Twin Peeks: Meet Ruby Garnean, a Senior Procedure Officer from the Bougainville House of Representatives

Through the parliamentary twinning program, the NSW Parliament is paired with the parliaments of Bougainville and Solomon Islands. In this Twin Peeks blog, we meet Ruby Garnean, a Senior Procedure Officer from the Bougainville House of Representatives... Can you give us a quick overview of the Bougainville House of Representatives? The Bougainville House of Representatives (BHoR) … Continue reading Twin Peeks: Meet Ruby Garnean, a Senior Procedure Officer from the Bougainville House of Representatives

Parliamentary inquiries and anonymous evidence

Parliamentary inquiries and ‘anonymous’ evidence

NSW voters have been allowed a secret ballot since 1858 - but what happens when someone wants to make a submission or give evidence to a parliamentary committee inquiry anonymously? Making a submission to a committee inquiry is an important way members of the public can participate in their democracy in the years between elections. … Continue reading Parliamentary inquiries and ‘anonymous’ evidence

In the House - November 24 sitting

In the House – Wednesday 24 November 2021

The first of two private members’ days in the final sitting week, Wednesday saw the House debate, amend and agree to two bills - one dealing with climate change emissions targets, and the other the creation of an offence of industrial manslaughter. Second reading debates on bills banning discrimination against sex workers, regulating puppy farms, … Continue reading In the House – Wednesday 24 November 2021