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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 Extracts
7 of 2020 16 June 2020 Building Amendment (Mechanical Services and Medical Gas Work) Bill 2020
Constitution Amendment (Water Accountability and Transparency) Bill 2020
Crimes Amendment (Special Care Offences) Bill 2020
Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Amendment Bill 2020
Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Bill 2020
Personal Injury Commission Bill 2020
Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Bill 2020
Rural Fires Amendment (NSW RFS and Brigades Donations Fund) Bill 2020
Transport Administration Amendment (International Students Travel Concessions) Bill 2020
Water Management Amendment (Transparency of Water Rights) Bill 2020
Water Management Amendment (Water Allocations—Drought Information) Bill 2020
Industrial Relations (Public Sector Conditions of Employment) Amendment (Temporary Wages Policy) Regulation 2020

2020 7
6 of 2020 2 June 2020 Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020
COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures—Attorney General) Bill 2020
COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures—Miscellaneous) Bill 2020
COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures—Treasurer) Bill 2020
Water (Commonwealth Powers) Amendment (Termination of References) Bill 2020
Environmental Planning and Assessment (Public Exhibition) Regulation 2020
Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Amendment (Railway Systems Activities) Regulation 2020

2020 6
5 of 2020 14 May 2020
Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (COVID-19 Planning Bodies) Regulation 2020
Local Government (General) Amendment (COVID-19) Regulation (No 2) 2020
Local Government (General) Amendment (COVID-19) Regulation 2020
Residential Tenancies Amendment (COVID-19) Regulation 2020
Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 

2020 5
4 of 2020 5 May 2020 Building and Development Certifiers Regulation 2020
Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Amendment (COVID-19) Regulation 2020
Fair Trading Amendment (Code of Conduct for Short-Term Rental Accommodation Industry) Regulation 2020
Health Practitioners Regulation (New South Wales) Amendment (Pharmacy Fees) Regulation 2020
Public Health Amendment (COVID-19 Spitting and Coughing) Regulation 2020
Public Health Amendment (Penalty Notices) Regulation 2020

2020 4
3 of 2020 22 April 2020 COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020
Treasury Legislation Amendment (COVID-19) Bill 2020

2020 3
2 of 2020 25 March 2020 Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Complaint Handling) Bill 2020
Better Regulation and Customer Service Legislation Amendment (Bushfire Relief) Bill 2020
Better Regulation Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
Evidence Amendment (Tendency and Coincidence) Bill 2020
Firearms and Weapons Legislation Amendment (Criminal Use) Bill 2020
Local Government Amendment (Disqualification from Civic Office) Bill 2020
Water Management Amendment (Water Rights Transparency) Bill 2020

Heavy Vehicle (Adoption of National Law) Amendment (Penalties) Regulation 2020
Local Land Services Amendment (Elections) Regulation 2019
Motor Accident Guidelines Version 5
Professional Standards Act 1994 - Notification Pursuant to Section 13 - The New South Wales Bar Association Professional Standards Scheme
Property Stock and Business Agents Amendment 
Regulation 2019
Work Health and Safety Amendment (Traffic Control Work Training) Regulation 2019

2020 2
1 of 2020 25 February 2020 Independent Commission Against Corruption Amendment (Protections for Disclosure of Information) Bill 2019
Water (Commonwealth Powers) Amendment (Termination of References) Bill 2019
Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Amendment Regulation 2019
Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Amendment (Use of Force) Regulation 2019
Dams Safety Regulation 2019
Forestry Amendment (Transitional Arrangements) Regulation 2019
Liquor Amendment (Special Licence Conditions) Regulation 2019
Motor Accidents Guidelines - Transitional excess profits and transitional excess losses
Natural Resource Access Regulator Amendment Regulation 2019
Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Cannabis Medicines) Regulation 2019
Work Health and Safety Amendment (Miscellaneous) Regulation 2019

2020 1
Chair: Wilson, Felicity (LIB, LA Member)
Deputy Chair: Khan, Trevor (NAT, LC Member)
Members: Evans, Lee (LIB, LA Member)
Lindsay, Wendy (LIB, LA Member)
Mehan, David (ALP, LA Member)
Moselmane, Shaoquett (IND, LC Member)
Shoebridge, David (GRNS, LC Member)
Williams, Leslie (NAT, LA Member)