The Attorney General has requested the Department of Justice to review the Royal prerorogative of mercy, and petitions to the Governor for the review of convictions or sentences. Specifically, the Department of Justice has been requested to review whether petitions and their outcomes should be made publicly available.
Interested individuals and organisations are invited to make a submission to the review.
The closing date for submissions is Friday, 9 February 2018. There are no extensions available.
Submissions can be made in writing via the NSW Government's
Have Your Say website or
All submissions and comments will be treated as public and may be published unless the author indicates that their submission is to be treated as confidential.
The terms of reference for the review seeks to provide a general background as to what comprises the Royal prerogative of mercy, and what is involved in a review of a petitioner's conviction or sentence.