Legislative Council Standing Committee on Social Issues
The Standing Committee on Social Issues is a current standing committee of the Legislative Council, established 9 June 1988, re-established 9 May 2011.
The Standing Committee on Social Issues was first established in the 49th Parliament by resolution of the House of 9 June 1988. The Committee was reappointed in each of the subsequent Parliaments, most recently, on 9 May 2011 for the current 55th Parliament.
Under the resolution the functions of the Committee are to inquire into and report on any proposal, matter or thing concerned with the social development of the people in all areas of New South Wales.
Key areas of concern are: issues concerned with the social development and wellbeing of the people of New South Wales, including health, education, housing, ageing, disability, children’s services and community services, and matters concerned with citizenship, sport and recreation and gaming and racing.
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Inquiries (click to show)
During the current parliament, the following inquiries have been undertaken by the committee:
Records of 31 earlier inquiries conducted by the committee are also available online.
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)
Members (click to show)
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Postal address (click to show)
NSW Parliament, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Terms of Reference establishing Committee (click to show)
Resolution passed 9 May 2011, Minutes No 5, Item 11
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