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Legislation Review Committee

The Legislation Review Committee reviews each Bill introduced into Parliament and reports on its impact on personal rights and liberties.


The Committee must, under section 8A of the Legislation Review Act 1987, report to Parliament Bills that:


  • trespass on personal rights and liberties
  • do not properly define administrative powers that may affect personal rights
  • do not allow for the review of decisions that may affect personal rights
  • inappropriately delegate legislative power
  • do not sufficiently allow the Parliament to scrutinise legislative power.

The Committee also reviews and reports on any regulation that impacts on personal rights and liberties, or adversely affects the business community.


COVID-19 related reports: The Committee has published the documents below as compilations of its reports dealing with COVID-19 bills and regulations in NSW. The reports have been tabled in the Houses of Parliament and published across a number of individual Legislation Digests.  It is hoped the republication in this compilation format will be useful to members of parliament and the public to find and access the Committee's reports and comments in one place. These documents will be updated to include further bills and regulations as the Committee reports on them.

The documents are published in two parts: Volume I – Summary contains the committee's comment on each bill or regulation only. Volume II – Reports reproduces the Committee's full report on the bill or regulation.   

Legislation Review Digests
All Digests
Digest Published Legislation Examined Digest Minute Extract Responses
1 of 2021 16 February 2021 Appropriation (Parliament) Bill 2020
Appropriation Bill 2020
Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Amendment (Coercive and Controlling Behaviour) Bill 2020
Payroll Tax Amendment Bill 2020

Electricity Supply (General) Amendment (Remote De-Energisation and Re-energisation) Regulation (No. 3) 2020
Electricity Supply Amendment (Energy Saving) Amendment Regulation 2020
Fisheries Management (Possession Limit)(Estuary Cockles) Order 2020
Gas and Electricity (Consumer Safety) Amendment (Medical Gas Work) Regulation (No 2) 2020
Gas and Electricity (Consumer Safety) Amendment (Remote De-Energisation and Re-energisation) Regulation (No 2) 2020
Gas Supply (Safety and Network Management) Amendment (Hydrogen Gas) Regulation 2020
Public Health Amendment (COVID-19 Spitting and Coughing) Regulation (No 3) 2020
Residential Tenancies Amendment (COVID019) (No. 2) Regulation 2020
Sporting Venues Authorities Regulation 2020
Surveillance Devices Amendment (Body Worn Recording Devices) Regulation 2020 
2 of 2021 16 February 2021 Government Information (Public Access) Amendment (Recklessly Destroying Government Records) Bill 2021
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Bill 2021
Road Transport Legislation Amendment (Drink and Drug Driving Offence) Bill 2021
3 of 2021 16 March 2021 Cannabis Legalisation Bill 2021
COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Stronger Communities and Health) Bill 2021
Government Sector Finance Amendment (Government Grants) Bill 2021
Independent Commission Against Corruption Amendment (Ministerial Code of Conduct - Property Developers) Bill 2021
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment (Aquatic Animal Recognition) Bill 2021
Public Health Amendment (Vaccination Compensation) Bill 2021
Racehorse Legislation Amendment (Welfare and Registration) Bill 2021
Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Amendment (Plastics Reduction) Bill 2021
Children (Detention Centre) Amendment (Disclosure of Information) Regulation 2020
Fair Trading Amendment (Code of Conduct for Short-Term Rental Accommodation Industry) Regulation (No 2) 2020
Public Health Amendment (COVID-19 Mandatory Face Coverings) Regulation 2021
Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation (No 2) 2020
4 of 2021 23 March 2021 Civil Liability Amendment (Child Abuse) Bill 2021
COVID-19 Recovery Bill 2021
Independent Commission Against Corruption Amendment (Publication of Ministerial Register of Interests) Bill 2021
Local Government Amendment Bill 2021
Mutual Recognition (New South Wales) Amendment Bill 2021
Real Property Amendment (Certificates of Title) Bill 2021
South32 Dendrobium Extension Project Approval Bill 2021
Strata Schemes Management Amendment (COVID-19) Regulation (No 2) 2020
Chair: Wilson, Felicity (LIB, LA Member)
Deputy Chair: Khan, Trevor (NAT, LC Member)
Members: Boyd, Abigail (GRNS, LC Member)
Evans, Lee (LIB, LA Member)
Lindsay, Wendy (LIB, LA Member)
Mehan, David (ALP, LA Member)
Moselmane, Shaoquett (ALP, LC Member)
Williams, Leslie (LIB, LA Member)