​​Public consultation

The Department of Justice and its related agencies consult the NSW community on a variety of projects, services, policies and law reform. 

The community is being or has been consulted on the following projects (in date order from most recent).

  • Statutory review of the Terrorism (Police Powers) Act 2002

    The Terrorism (Police Powers) Act 2002 confers special powers on police officers to respond to terrorist activity and terrorist attacks. Section 36 of the Act requires the Attorney General to undertake a review of the Act in order to determine whether the policy objectives of the Act remain valid and whether the terms of the Act remain appropriate for securing those objectives. The Department of Justice is conducting the review on behalf of the Attorney.

  • Review of community legal centre (CLC) services

    The NSW Attorney General has announced a review of NSW Government support for Community Legal Centres (CLCs) in NSW. The aim of the review is to ensure that legal assistance is directed to people most in need, improve CLC service provision and assist the NSW Government in settling an approach to funding allocation. 

  • Strengthening child sexual abuse laws in NSW
    The NSW Government has prepared a discussion paper that identifies issues and poses questions about possible options for child sexual abuse law reform. The paper considers the recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in its Criminal Justice Report, released in August 2017, and the recommendations of the NSW Parliament's Joint Select Committee on Sentencing of Child Sexual Assault Offenders.

​​​Ongoing consul​​​​tation and feedback

Past consu​​ltations

View reports of past consultations by topic:

Have Y​​​our Say

The Have Your Say website is a NSW Government site that lists current consultations taking place with communities throughout NSW, on a wide variety of issues.

Find out what is happening in your community and share your opinions on new projects, services and government policy.

Publications and research​

Browse publications and research of the Department of Justice.

Special Commissions of Inqui​​ry

View links to the websites and publications of current and completed Special Commissions of Inquiry.

Special Commissions of Inquiry in NSW are established under the Special Commissions of Inquiry Act 1983.