Evidence-Based Policy Research Project facilitated by the newDemocracy
Foundation has made progress in New South Wales.
After examining a proposal for a Green and White Paper
process to precede all contentious bills, the Upper House Procedures Committee agreed instead to suggest to the State Government that a Statement of Public Interest accompany every bill tabled in
Statement would answer six basic public interest questions before any
legislation was debated and passed in Parliament. The questions cover: Need;
Objectives; Options; Analysis; Pathway and Consultation.
Percy Allan AM