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:
Records of 35 earlier inquiries conducted by the committee are also available online.
Submissions invited (click to show)
Prior to lodging your submission we recommend reading Guide to writing submissions (PDF), and for background reading, Upper House Committees (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 Standing Committee on Social Issues is currently receiving submissions in respect of the following:
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)
NSW Parliament, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Terms of Reference establishing Committee (click to show)
Further reading (click to show)