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Committee Details

Standing Committee on Social Issues

The Social Issues Committee was first established on 9 June 1988 in the 49th Parliament and has been reappointed in each subsequent Parliament.  The committee was most recently reappointed on 10 May 2023 in the 58th Parliament.


The committee was established to inquire into and report on:


  • 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.


The Standing Committee on Social Issues has published three Legacy Reports:


Chair: Kaine, Sarah (ALP, LC Member)
Deputy Chair: Mitchell, Sarah (NAT, LC Member)
Members: Buckingham, Jeremy (LCP, LC Member)
Cohn, Amanda (GRNS, LC Member)
D'Adam, Anthony (ALP, LC Member)
Merton, Rachel (LIB, LC Member)
Nanva, Bob (ALP, LC Member)
Suvaal, Emily (ALP, LC Member)