The Committee considers and reports on matters referred by the House, which relate to privilege.
The Committee also receives and considers reports from the Independent Complaints Officer and undertakes such other functions as referred to in the resolution establishing the Independent Complaints Officer.
The Committee has functions under Part 7A of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988 relating to Parliamentary ethical standards, including reviewing the Code of Conduct for Members.
Resolution passed in the Legislative Assembly 10 May 2023:
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the standing orders:
(1) A Standing Committee on Parliamentary Privilege and Ethics (referred to as “the Committee”) be appointed to:
a. consider and report upon any matters relating to privilege which may be referred to it under standing order 92 or by resolution of the House;
b. receive and consider reports from the Independent Complaints Officer and to undertake such other functions as are referred to in the resolution establishing the Independent Complaints Officer.
(2) The Committee is the designated Committee for the purpose of exercising the functions in Part 7A Division 2 of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988, relating to Parliamentary ethical standards including the review of the Code of Conduct.
(3) The Committee consist of five Members – three Government Members, one Opposition Member and one Cross Bench Member – being: Jason Yat-Sen Li, Lynda Jane Voltz, Janelle Anne Saffin, Leslie Gladys Williams and Alexander Hart Greenwich.
(4) Alexander Hart Greenwich be the Chair of the Committee.
(5) Any three Members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.
(6) The Committee have leave to make visits of inspection within the State of New South Wales and other States and Territories of Australia.
(7) The Committee have power to confer with any similar Committee appointed by the Legislative Council.
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 as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.