Topic archives: NSW upper house

Rob Oakeshott: with no ‘plan B’, nothing in NSW — or Canberra — will get done

Rob Oakeshott: with no ‘plan B’, nothing in NSW — or Canberra — will get done

March 26, 2015

Political parties are good at making big, sweeping promises in the lead-up to an election. But as former independent federal MP Rob Oakeshott asks, does everyone forget the upper house?

NSW filibuster for the tragics, but there’s bigger stuff at stake

June 6, 2011 26

This weekend the norms of NSW parliamentary procedure were put to the test with a total of more than 29 hours of debate and the first use of the “guillotine” rule to cut off debate since 1906, writes David Mallard, lecturer, political analyst and blogger.