Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Parliamentary Privilege and Ethics
The Standing Committee on Parliamentary Privilege and Ethics is a current standing committee of the Legislative Assembly, established 4 Dec 2003, re-established 22 June 2011.
The committee continues the functions of the Standing Committee on Ethics, which was established to prepare a draft code of conduct for Members of the Legislative Assembly, and to review any code introduced. This Committee has the function of carrying out educative work in relation to ethical standards applying to Members of the Legislative Assembly as well as providing advice on the standards. The Committee can also consider matters of privilege referred by the House.
Inquiries (click to show)
During the current parliament, no inquiries have been undertaken by the committee.
Records of earlier inquiries undertaken by the committee appear below:
Submissions invited (click to show)
The committee is not actively receiving submissions at present. Past submissions may be available under the relevant inquiry.
Reports and government responses (click to show)
The committee has not published any reports during the current parliament.
Records of earlier reports published by the committee appear below:
Members (click to show)
Contact (click to show)
Postal address (click to show)
Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Terms of Reference establishing Committee (click to show)
Resolution passed 22 June 2011, Minutes No.23, Item 10 page 9.
Standing Committee on Parliamentary Privilege and Ethics
(1) A Standing Committee on Parliamentary Privilege and Ethics be appointed to consider and report upon any matters relating to privilege which may be referred to it under standing order 92 or by resolution of the House.
That, notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders:
(2) The Committee is the designated committee for the purpose of exercising the functions in Part 7A Division 2 of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988, relating to Parliamentary ethical standards including the review of the code of conduct.
(3) The Committee consist of six members being: Mr Glenn Brookes, Mr Andrew Fraser, Ms Clover Moore, Mr Andrew Rohan, Mr John Sidoti and Mr Guy Zangari.
(4) Any three members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.
(5) The Committee have leave to sit during the sittings or any adjournment of the House, and despite any prorogation of the Houses of Parliament.
(6) The Committee have leave to make visits of inspection within the State of New South Wales and other States and Territories of Australia.
(7) The Committee have power to confer with any similar committee appointed by the Legislative Council.