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, no inquiries have been undertaken by the committee.

Records of earlier inquiries undertaken by the committee appear below:

ReferredInquiry Name
06/12/2012   Same sex marriage law in NSW (Completed)
15/11/2012   Strategies to reduce alcohol abuse among young people in NSW (Completed)
25/07/2011   Domestic violence trends and issues in NSW (Completed)
21/06/2011   Transition support for students with additional or complex needs and their families (Completed)
24/06/2010   Services provided or funded by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (Completed)
30/06/2009   Substitute decision-making for people lacking capacity (Completed)
03/12/2008   Homelessness and low-cost rental accommodation (Completed)
29/08/2007   Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage (Completed)
28/03/2006   Impact of Commonwealth WorkChoices legislation (Completed)
07/04/2005   Dental services in NSW (Completed)
23/03/2005   Funeral industry (Completed)
17/03/2005   Public disturbances at Macquarie Fields (Completed)
09/12/2004   Recruitment and training of teachers (Completed)
26/02/2004   Issues relating to Redfern/Waterloo (Completed)
23/09/2003   Inebriates Act 1912 (Completed)
03/09/2002   Equal Age of Consent Inquiry (Expired)
10/04/2002   Child Protection Services (Completed)
05/12/2001   Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Enforcement Amendment Bill 2001 (Completed)
27/09/2001   Community Housing (Completed)
29/08/2000   Early Intervention into Learning Difficulties (Completed)
16/09/1999   Residential and Support Services for People with Disability (Completed)
15/10/1998   De Facto Relationships Legislation (Completed)
28/05/1998   Adoption Practices in New South Wales (Completed)
21/06/1997   Dedicated seats in the New South Wales Parliament (Completed)
01/05/1997   Clinical Trials and Guardianship (Completed)
01/05/1997   Hepatitis C In New South Wales (Completed)
31/10/1996   Aged Care and Nursing Homes (Completed)
01/08/1995   Children's Advocacy Inquiry (Completed)
25/05/1995   A Report into Children of Imprisoned Parents (Completed)
01/03/1994   Suicide in Rural New South Wales Inquiry (Completed)
01/04/1993   Youth Violence in New South Wales (Completed)
18/09/1992   Incidence of Sexual Offences in New South Wales Inquiry (Completed)
05/05/1992   Births, Deaths and Marriages: An Open Register? (Completed)
14/08/1991   Juvenile Justice in New South Wales (Completed)
01/12/1989   Drug Abuse Among Youth (Completed)

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:

Report DateName of the report
13/12/2013   Strategies to reduce alcohol abuse among young people in New South Wales
26/07/2013   Same-sex marriage law in New South Wales
27/08/2012   Domestic violence trends and issues in NSW
06/03/2012   Transition support for students with additional or complex needs and their families
25/11/2010   'Easy Read' version of Report on services provided or funded by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care
11/11/2010   Services provided or funded by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care
11/11/2010   Services provided or funded by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care - Audible report (mp3 version)
25/02/2010   Substitute decision-making for people lacking capacity
24/09/2009   Homelessness and low-cost rental accommodation
27/11/2008   Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage in New South Wales - Final Report
27/06/2008   Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage in New South Wales - Interim report
23/11/2006   Impact of the WorkChoices legislation
16/06/2006   Public Disturbances at Macquarie Fields
31/03/2006   Dental services
09/12/2005   The funeral industry
25/10/2005   Recruitment and training of teachers
16/12/2004   Final Report on Inquiry into issues relating to Redfern and Waterloo
27/08/2004   Report on the Inebriates Act 1912
02/08/2004   Interim Report: Inquiry into issues relating to Redfern and Waterloo
28/11/2003   Report On Community Housing
16/09/2003   Realising Potential: Final Report of the Inquiry into Early Intervention for Children with Learning Difficulties
10/12/2002   Care and Support: Final Report on Child Protection Services
01/11/2002   Making It Happen. Final Report on Disability Services
16/10/2002   Prevention: Interim Report on Child Protection Services
16/10/2002   Early Child Development: A Co-ordinated Approach: First Report on Early Intervention for Children with Learning Difficulties
01/06/2002   Safety Net?: Final Report of the Inquiry into Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Enforcement Amendment Bill 2001
14/03/2002   Off-line Matters: Interim Report of the Inquiry into Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Enforcement Amendment Bill 2001
12/03/2002   Foundations for learning: a new vision for New South Wales?
18/12/2000   A Matter of Priority Report on Disability Services Second Report
08/12/2000   Releasing the Past Adoption Practices 1950-1998 Final Report
21/06/2000   Report on Adoption Practices.
02/12/1999   Domestic Relationships: Issues for Reform
02/12/1999   The Group Homes Proposal
23/11/1998   Enhancing Aboriginal Political Representation
19/11/1998   Interim Report on Inquiry into Adoption Practices
11/11/1998   Hepatitis C: The Neglected Epidemic. Inquiry into Hepatitis C in New South Wales
01/09/1997   Clinical Trials and Guardianship: Maximising the Safeguards
01/09/1997   Caring for the Aged. Inquiry into Aged Care and Nursing Homes in New South Wales
01/07/1997   A report into children of imprisoned parents
01/06/1997   Caring for the Aged: An Interim Report of the Inquiry into Ages Care and Nursing Homes
01/09/1996   Inquiry into Children's Advocacy
01/04/1996   Sexual Violence: Addressing the Crime. Inquiry into the Incidence of Sexual Offences in New South Wales: Part II
01/09/1995   Youth Violence in New South Wales
01/11/1994   Suicide in Rural New South Wales
01/12/1993   Sexual Violence: The Hidden Crime. Inquiry into the Incidence of Sexual Offences in New South Wales: Part I
01/09/1993   Youth Violence Issue Paper
01/03/1993   Births, Deaths and Marriages: An Open Register?
01/05/1992   Juvenile Justice in New south Wales
01/12/1990   Drug Abuse Among Youth

Members (click to show)

Position
Chair: The Hon. Niall BLAIR (Nat, LC Member).
Deputy Chair: The Hon. Helen WESTWOOD (ALP, LC Member).
Members:Ms Jan BARHAM (The Greens, LC Member)
 The Hon. Greg DONNELLY (ALP, LC Member)
 The Hon. Charlie LYNN (Lib, LC Member)
 The Hon. Natasha MACLAREN-JONES (Lib, LC Member)

Contact (click to show)

RoleNamePhoneFaxEmail
Main contactMr Stewart Smith  socialissues@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 9 May 2011, Minutes No 5, Item 11

110509 Standing Committees Resolution at 9 May 2011.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




      
      

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