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Resolution passed in the Legislative Assembly on 18 June 2019, Votes and Proceedings No 10, Item 13.
EXTRACT FROM VOTES AND PROCEEDNGS NO. 10, TUESDAY 18 JUNE 2019
13 PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES
Mr Andrew Constance moved, by leave, That the following motions for the establishment of
Parliamentary committees and the appointment of members be agreed to:
(14) Legislative Assembly Committee on Investment, Industry and Regional Development
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the standing orders:
(1) A Portfolio Standing Committee to be known as the Legislative Assembly Committee
on Investment, Industry and Regional Development be appointed. The following
portfolio responsibilities stand referred to the Committee – Premier; Treasury; Public
Service and Employee Relations; Finance and Small Business; Jobs, Investment,
Tourism and Western Sydney; Sport; Innovation and Better Regulation; Regional New
South Wales, Industry and Trade; Water and Property; Small Business; Agriculture and
Western New South Wales; and the Arts.
(2) The name and portfolio groupings of the Committee may change to correspond with
any changes made by the Government to the relevant portfolios.
Terms of reference
(3) The Committee may examine, inquire into and report on the following matters
concerning its portfolio areas:
(a) any matter referred to it by the House;
(b) any relevant policy, bill or subordinate legislation;
(c) any relevant financial matter; and
(d) any relevant portfolio issue.
(4) Legislative scrutiny – The Committee, in this context, have a legislative scrutiny
function that shall include evaluating the policy impact and consequences for each
portfolio of any relevant bill introduced in Parliament, any existing legislation and any
item of subordinate legislation.
(5) Financial matters – The examination of financial matters by the Committee include the
review of government financial management, by considering the financial documents,
expenditure, performance and effectiveness of any relevant government department,
agency, statutory body or state-owned corporation.
(6) Examination of annual and other reports – The Committee may examine any matter in
the annual report or other reports of any public body, including:
(a) the adequacy and accuracy of all financial and operational information;
(b) any matter arising from the annual report or other report concerning the
efficient and effective achievement of the agency’s objectives.
(7) Public works – The Committee may consider any matter concerning public works
relating to the portfolio area.
Initiation of inquiries
(8) The Committee may be referred an inquiry by resolution of the House or in writing
from a Minister.
(9) Except in the case of bills, the Committee also may initiate an inquiry on its own
motion and report on any proposal, matter or thing relevant to its functions, including
an annual report, other report or petition. The Committee can only consider a Bill on
referral from the House, in accordance with standing order 323 (Legislation
(10) The Committee take care not to duplicate an inquiry into any matters under examination
by another portfolio or standing committee of the House, and any question arising in
this connection may be referred to the House for determination.
(11) The Committee consist of seven members, comprising:
(a) four Government members (one of whom shall be the Chair);
(b) two Opposition members; and
(c) one Crossbench member.
(12) That the following members of the Legislative Assembly be appointed to serve on the
Committee: Mr Clayton Barr, Mr Justin Clancy, Ms Steph Cooke, Mr Phil Donato, Mr
David Harris, Mr Geoff Provest, and Mr Peter Sidgreaves.
(13) The Committee have the power to appoint sub-committees, consisting of 3 members,
and to refer to a sub-committee any of the matters which the Committee is empowered
to consider. In this regard, the sub-committee may be responsible for conducting
hearings, briefings, visits of inspections and other activities but cannot make decisions
concerning the conduct of an inquiry, such as the selection of witnesses, and the
(14) A sub-committee have at least one member supporting the Government and one
member not supporting the Government, and a quorum for a sub-committee shall be at
least two members.
Visits of inspection
(15) The Committee have leave to make visits of inspection within the State of New South
Wales and other States and Territories of Australia.
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.