Break on through to the other side: inviting an Assembly minister into the Council

As promised in our final sitting week blog of 2020, we're back to dissect a unique procedural event that occurred during the marathon debate on the Electricity Infrastructure Investment Bill 2020 – the use of Standing Order 163!   What is Standing Order 163 and why is it important? Under the Constitution Act 1902 (NSW), the … Continue reading Break on through to the other side: inviting an Assembly minister into the Council

Budget process inquiry: final committee report delivered

A recent Public Accountability Committee inquiry has shone light on the funding of independent oversight bodies and departments of the Parliament of New South Wales What was the inquiry about? The Legislative Council's Public Accountability Committee self-referred the inquiry in October 2019, to examine the budget process for a range of integrity institutions that support … Continue reading Budget process inquiry: final committee report delivered

In the House – Tuesday 17 November 2020

On Tuesday, the Leader of the Government was required to "attend in his place" to report on the production of documents relating to the Stronger Communities Fund. The Leader of the House also tabled the Budget Papers in preparation for debate on the Appropriation Bills next week. Two bills were also debated and agreed to. Read on for more information.