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Legislation Review Committee

The Legislation Review Committee reviews all Bills introduced into Parliament and reports on the impact of these Bills on personal rights and liberties. Specifically, the Committee is required under section 8A of the Legislation Review Act 1987 to report to Parliament any Bill that:

• trespasses on personal rights and liberties
• does not properly define administrative powers that may affect personal rights
• does not allow for the review of decisions that may affect personal rights 
• inappropriately delegates legislative power
• does 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.


The Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into the operation of the Legislation Review Act 1987. For further information about the inquiry, please click here.

Legislation Review Digests
All Digests
Digest Published Legislation Examined Digest Minute Extracts
17 of 2018 13 November 2018 Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Bill 2018
Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment Bill 2018
Crimes Legislation Amendment (Victims) Bill 2018
Exhibited Animals Protection Amendment (Prohibitions on Exhibition) Bill 2018
Fair Trading Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2018
Government Information (Public Access) Amendment Bill 2018
Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No 3) 2018
Justice Legislation Amendment (Walama Court) Bill 2018
Justice Legislation Amendment Bill (No 3) 2018
Liquor Legislation Amendment (Repeal of Lock-out Laws) Bill 2018
National Disability Insurance Scheme (Worker Checks) Bill 2018
Protection of the Environment Operations Amendment (Asbestos Waste) Bill 2018
Public Works and Procurement Amendment (Enforcement) Bill 2018
Retirement Villages Amendment Bill 2018
Saint Paul's College Bill 2018
Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Amendment (Snowy 2.0) Bill 2018
Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment (Firefighters) Bill 2018
Roads Regulation 2018
Sydney Olympic Park Authority Regulation 2018


2018 17
16 of 2018 23 October 2018 Betting Tax Amendment (Point of Consumption) Bill 2018
Building and Development Certifiers Bill 2018
Charitable Fundraising Amendment Bill 2018
Combat Sports Amendment Bill 2018
Conveyancing Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Amendment Bill 2018
Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
Fair Trading Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2018
Gambling Advertising Prohibition Bill 2018
Government Telecommunications Bill 2018
Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Amendment (Victims) Bill 2018
National Parks and Wildlife Amendment (Tree Thinning Operations) Bill 2018
Planning Legislation Amendment (Greater Sydney Commission) Bill 2018
Road Transport Amendment (National Facial Biometric Matching Capability) Bill 2018
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (No 2) 2018
Surveillance Devices Amendment (Statutory Review) Bill 2018
Terrorism (Police Powers) Amendment (Statutory Review) Bill 2018
Victims Rights and Support Amendment (Motor Vehicles) Bill 2018


2018 16
15 of 2018 16 October 2018 Civil Liability Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse Liability) Bill 2018
National Park Estate (Reservations) Bill 2018
Plastic Shopping Bags (Prohibition on Supply by Retailers) Bill 2018
Workers Compensation (Firefighters' Presumptive Rights to Compensation) Bill 2018
Anzac Memorial (Building) Amendment By-Law 2018
Cemeteries and Crematoria Amendment Regulation 2018
Electoral Regulation 2018


2018 15
14 of 2018 25 September 2018 Community Gaming Bill 2018
Crimes (Appeal and Review) Amendment (Double Jeopardy) Bill 2018
Criminal Legislation Amendment (Consorting and Restricted Premises) Bill 2018
Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Short-term Rental Accommodation) Bill 2018
Impounding Amendment (Shared Bicycles and Other Devices) Bill 2018
Marine Parks Amendment (Moratorium) Bill 2018
Parliamentary Budget Officer Amendment Bill 2018
Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Bill 2018
Water NSW Amendment (Warragamba Dam) Bill 2018
Western City and Aerotropolis Authority Bill 2018
Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2018


2018 14
13 of 2018 18 September 2018 Children (Education and Care Services) Supplementary Provisions Amendment Bill 2018
Criminal Procedure Amendment (Pre-trial Disclosure) Bill 2018
Emergency Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
RSL NSW Bill 2018
Strata Schemes Management Amendment (Building Defects Scheme) Bill 2018
Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Amendment (Marine Plastics Reduction) Bill 2018


2018 13
12 of 2018 14 August 2018 Fair Trading Legislation Amendment (Consumer Guarantee Directions) Bill 2018
Paintball Bill 2018
Road Transport Legislation Amendment (Penalties and Other Sanctions) Bill 2018


2018 12
11 of 2018 7 August 2018 Animal Research Amendment (Reduction in Deaths of Dogs and Cats Used for Research) Bill 2018
Appropriation (Parliament) Bill 2018
Appropriation Bill 2018
Crimes Amendment (Misconduct in Public Office and Other Matters) Bill 2018
NSW Generations Funds Bill 2018
Public Finance and Audit Amendment (State-funded Private Entities) Bill 2018
Residential Tenancies Amendment (Social Housing) Bill 2018
Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund Bill 2018
State Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
Local Government (General) Amendment (Regional Joint Organisations) Regulation 2018


2018 11
10 of 2018 19 June 2018 Crimes Amendment (Publicly Threatening and Inciting Violence) Bill 2018
Criminal Legislation Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse) Bill 2018
Fair Trading Amendment (Short-term Rental Accommodation) Bill 2018
Unexplained Wealth (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018
Victims Rights and Support Amendment (Statutory Review) Bill 2018
Water Management Amendment Bill 2018
Crimes (High Risk Offenders) Regulation 2018


2018 10
9 of 2018 5 June 2018 Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms) Bill 2018
Companion Animals and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
Government Sector Finance Bill 2018
Government Sector Finance Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Bill 2018
Justice Legislation Amendment Bill (No 2) 2018
Kosciuszko Wild Horse Heritage Bill 2018
Miscellaneous Acts Amendment (Marriages) Bill 2018
Public Accountability Legislation Amendment (Sydney Motorway Corporation) Bill 2018
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2018
Crown Land Management Regulation 2018


2018 9
8 of 2018 22 May 2018 Defend TAFE Bill 2018
Electoral Funding Bill 2018
Electricity Supply Amendment (Fair Price for Solar and Other Renewable Sources of Electricity) Bill 2018
Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No 2) 2018
Public Health Amendment (Safe Access to Reproductive Health Clinics) Bill 2018 (Sharpe)
Road Transport and Other Legislation Amendment (Digital Driver Licences and Photo Cards) Bill 2018
Road Transport Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2018


2018 8
7 of 2018 15 May 2018 National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018
Road Rules Amendment (Slowing Down for Police and Incident Response Vehicles) Bill 2018
Children (Detention Centres) Amendment (Parole) Regulation 2018
Point to Point Transport (Taxis and Hire Vehicles) Amendment (Passenger Service Levy) Regulation 2018


2018 7
6 of 2018 1 May 2018 Coal Industry Amendment Bill 2018
Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Moratorium and Restrictions on Recovering Energy from Waste) Bill 2018
Farm Debt Mediation Amendment Bill 2018
Transport Administration Amendment (Sydney Metro) Bill 2018
Terrorism (High Risk Offenders) Regulation 2018


2018 6
5 of 2018 10 April 2018 Child Protection (Working with Children) Amendment (Statutory Review) Bill 2018
Companion Animals Amendment (Dining Areas) Bill 2018
Smoke-free Environment Amendment Bill 2018
Work Health and Safety Amendment (Miscellaneous) Regulation 2017


2018 5
4 of 2018 13 March 2018 Animal Protection and Crimes Legislation Amendment (Reporting Animal Cruelty and Protection of Animal Enterprises) Bill 2018
Casino Control Amendment Bill 2018
Gaming Machines Amendment (Leasing and Assessment) Bill 2018
Liquor and Gaming Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
Modern Slavery Bill 2018
Registered Clubs Amendment (Accountability and Amalgamations) Bill 2018
Road Transport Legislation Amendment (Road Safety) Bill 2018
Work Health and Safety Amendment Bill 2018
Wyong Special Area (Protection) Bill 2018


2018 4
3 of 2018 6 March 2018 Family Impact Commission Bill 2018
Medicinal Cannabis (Compassionate Access) Bill 2018
Health Practitioner Regulation (New South Wales) Amendment (Records of Partners) Regulation 2017
Liquor Further Amendment (Miscellaneous) Regulation 2017
Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Records of Partners) Regulation 2017
Work Health and Safety Amendment (Licence Register) Regulation 2017


2018 3
2 of 2018 13 February 2018 Industrial Relations Amendment (Contracts of Carriage) Bill 2018
Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2018


2018 2
1 of 2018 6 February 2018 Civil Liability Amendment (Institutional Child Abuse) Bill 2017
Combat Sports Amendment (Referee's Duty to Stop Contest) Bill 2017
Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Waste Incinerator Facilities—Residential Exclusion Zones) Bill 2017
Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
Property, Stock and Business Agents Amendment (Property Industry Reform) Bill 2017
Saint John's College Bill 2017
Smoke-free Environment Amendment (E-cigarettes) Bill 2017
State Debt Recovery Bill 2017
Teaching and Education Legislation Amendment (Employment) Bill 2017
Vexatious Proceedings Amendment (Statutory Review) Bill 2017
Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Amendment (Information Sharing) Regulation 2017
Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (XI FIP World Polo Championship) Regulation 2017
Government Sector Employment Amendment (Transfers to Non-Government Sector) Regulation 2017
Liquor Amendment (Miscellaneous) Regulaiton 2017
Liquor Amendment (Special Events Extended Trading) Regulation 2017
Major Events Regulation 2017


2018 1
Chair: Wilson, Felicity (LIB, LA Member)
Deputy Chair: Evans, Lee (LIB, LA Member)
Members: Gibbons, Melanie (LIB, LA Member)
Johnsen, Michael (NAT, LA Member)
Maclaren-Jones, Natasha (LIB, LC Member)
Mehan, David (ALP, LA Member)
Moselmane, Shaoquett (ALP, LC Member)
Shoebridge, David (GRNS, LC Member)

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