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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015 for the current 56th Parliament.

The committee may inquire into and report on:

(a) 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

(b) matters concerned with citizenship, sport and recreation and gaiming and racing.

Legacy Report - 55th Parliament

Inquiries (click to show)

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

ReferredInquiry Name
25/06/2015 Service coordination in communities with high social needs (Completed)

Records of 35 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)

During the current parliament, the committee has or plans to table the following reports:
Report DateName of the report
11/12/2015Service coordination in communities with high social needs
(there are also 50 reports from past Parliaments).

Members (click to show)

Position
Chair: The Hon. Bronnie TAYLOR (Nat, LC Member).
Deputy Chair: The Hon. Greg DONNELLY (ALP, LC Member).
Members:The Hon. Shayne MALLARD (Lib, LC Member)
 Reverend the Hon. Fred NILE (CDP, LC Member)
 The Hon. Dr Peter PHELPS (Lib, LC Member)
 The Hon. Penny SHARPE (ALP, LC Member)

Contact (click to show)

RoleNamePhoneFaxEmail
Main contactRebecca Main(02) 9230 3750(02) 9230 2981socialissues@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Postal address (click to show)

NSW Parliament, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Terms of Reference establishing Committee (click to show)

Resolution passed 6 May 2015, Minutes No 2, Item 63, pages 62 - 65.

Resolution establishing Standing Committees.pdfResolution establishing Standing Committees.pdf

Further reading (click to show)

The Standing Committee on Social Issues of the 55th Parliament tabled its Legacy report on 12 November 2014.

Social Issues - Legacy Report 2014.pdfSocial Issues - Legacy Report 2014.pdf
Legislative Council Report Debate, 12 November 2014