Legislative Council General Purpose Standing Committee No. 4

The General Purpose Standing Committee No. 4 is a current standing committee of the Legislative Council, established 7 May 1997, re-established 12 May 2011.

General Purpose Standing Committee No. 4 was established to inquire into and report on any matters regarding the expenditure, performance or effectiveness of any Government department, statutory body or corporation within the following portfolios:

Attorney General
Fair Trading
Family and Community Services
Hospitality, Gaming and Racing
Justice
Police and Emergency Services
Sport and Recreation
The Arts

Inquiries (click to show)

During the current parliament, the following inquiries have been undertaken by the committee:

ReferredInquiry Name
10/09/2014 Fair Trading Amendment (Ticket Reselling) Bill 2014 (Commenced)
15/05/2014 Budget Estimates 2014-2015 (Commenced)
21/05/2013 Budget Estimates 2013-2014 (Completed)
22/11/2012 Use of cannabis for medical purposes (Completed)
15/03/2012 Budget Estimates 2012 - 2013 (Completed)
12/05/2011 Budget Estimates 2011 - 2012 (Completed)

Records of 23 earlier inquiries conducted by the committee are also available online.

Submissions invited (click to show)


  • Prior to lodging your submission we recommend reading How to Make a Submission (PDF), and for background reading, Standing Committees of the Legislative Council (PDF).
  • Submissions received by the Committee become Committee documents and attract parliamentary privilege. If you republish or distribute a submission, including your own, it will not be a privileged publication as authorised by the Committee. After the Committee has published it, you may include a link to the submission on the Parliament’s website. Information about privilege is contained within the brochure. Please contact the Secretariat if you wish to discuss how parliamentary privilege may affect you.
  • The General Purpose Standing Committee No. 4 is currently receiving submissions in respect of the following:


    Reports and government responses (click to show)

    During the current parliament, the committee has or plans to table the following reports:
    Report DateName of the report
    23/10/2013Budget Estimates 2013 - 2014
    15/05/2013The use of cannabis for medical purposes
    30/11/2012Budget Estimates 2012 - 2013
    16/02/2012Budget Estimates 2011-2012
    (there are also 27 reports from past Parliaments).

    Members (click to show)

    Position
    Chair: The Hon. Sarah MITCHELL (Nat, LC Member).
    Deputy Chair: The Hon. Robert BORSAK (Shooters and Fishers Party, LC Member).
    Members:The Hon. Trevor KHAN (Nat, LC Member)
     The Hon. Charlie LYNN (Lib, LC Member)
     The Hon. Adam SEARLE (ALP, LC Member)
     Mr David SHOEBRIDGE (The Greens, LC Member)
     The Hon. Lynda VOLTZ (ALP, LC Member)

    Contact (click to show)

    RoleNamePhoneFaxEmail
    Main contactJohn Young(02) 9230 3464(02) 9230 2981gpscno4@parliament.nsw.gov.au
    DirectorJohn Young(02) 9230 3464(02) 9230 2981gpscno4@parliament.nsw.gov.au

    Postal address (click to show)

    Parliament House,
    Macquarie Street
    Sydney NSW 2000

    Terms of Reference establishing Committee (click to show)

    Resolution passed 12 May 2011, Minutes No. 8, Item 6 page 98; As amended 15 March 2012, Minutes No. 71, Item 18 page 819; as amended 19 September 2012, Minutes No. 109, Item 7, p 1247.

    120919 General Purpose Standing Committees Resolution.pdf