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 gaming and racing.
The Standing Committee on Social Issues has published two Legacy Reports: