In the blog today - Bills to prevent cruelty to animals, to manage complaints to the ADB & to prevent real estate agents and property developers from holding civic office – all this and much, much more!
For a second day there was a sombre mood in the House as debate on a condolence motion regarding the 2019-20 bushfire season continued.
The first sitting day in 2020 was a solemn occasion with the House suspending consideration of government legislation to debate a condolence motion.
PC 2 has set up two new inquiries to look into poor air quality resulting from the recent bushfires and drought, and health services in south west Sydney. Find out more in today's blog post.
This week in committees, PC 3 publishes its report into outcome-based funding; hearings continue for PC 7 into koalas, and the Public Accountability Committee travels to Newcastle for an offsite hearing into building regulation
It's another busy week of hearings for committees. Read this week's blog post to find out more.
The substantial rise in the number of orders for government papers in 2019 has also seen a rise in the number of disputes over confidentiality. Read more in our 'public or privileged' update.
Upper House Committees are back for another year of inquiry activity, starting with hearings next week
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
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.