On the agenda for committees this week includes COVID-19, poor air quality arising from bushfires and drought, and an amendment to anti-discrimination legislation.
Read our bumper House in Review post where the Legislative Council passed a private members' bill for a moratorium on coal seam gas, Government bills on the regulation of the building industry and work health and safety and debated a range of other motions and bills.
Tuesday saw the Legislative Council disallow a regulation which would have implemented a freeze on public sector wages during the next financial year. The House also passed two bills, including one that aims to ensure that construction in New South Wales is compliant with building standards and another enacting reforms in response to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
With the Legislative Council returning to a full sitting program in June, refresh your knowledge of private members' business (Wednes)day with our latest blog post.
After twelve months and 12 days, seven Legislative Council Portfolio Committees have finally wrapped up their Inquiry into Budget Estimates 2019-20 and tabled their reports. Take a look at the reports to find out what dominated the discussion of the Budget Estimates hearings and what your ministers and governments had to say in response!
The NSW Legislative Council passed three emergency measure bills concerning COVID-19 and agreed to a range of orders for papers motions as the House continued its role in scrutinising the NSW Government.
The Public Accountability has been busy with a number of inquiries. Last week the committee tabled its final report into the regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes.
During challenging times, it is more important than ever for the Legislative Council to maintain one of its key functions of scrutinising the Executive Government. As our readers are aware, our members routinely use the well-established order for papers process to assist them in this role. In this space it's been business as usual in … Continue reading Maintaining scrutiny under challenging circumstances – An orders for papers update
Legislative Council committees are looking at more bills than ever before. So what's involved in a bill inquiry, and how does it inform the work of the House? Read today's blog post to find out.
While the House isn't sitting until September, committees are still busy, now with the added flexibility of holding virtual meetings. Read on to find out more.