In fulfilment of an election commitment, the NSW Government commissioned former NSW Shadow Attorney General, Mr Andrew Tink AM, to examine ways in which oversight of the NSW Police Force and NSW Crime Commission could be streamlined and strengthened.
Mr Tink submitted a comprehensive report, entitled Review of Police Oversight, to Government.
On 26 November 2015, Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant released Mr Tink’s review report [PDF, 1.3MB] and the Government’s response. Mr Grant announced the NSW Government accepts Mr Tink’s recommendations for a single civilian oversight body for the NSW Police Force and NSW Crime Commission.
The NSW Government will:
The Department of Justice will coordinate the implementation of the recommendations [PDF, 206kb].
It is expected that a Bill will be introduced into NSW Parliament in 2016 that will establish the LECC and that the LECC will become fully operational in 2017.
Mr Tink’s review was governed by terms of reference [PDF, 23kb] and submissions were received from the public, key stakeholders and affected agencies.
Submissions to the Review of Police Oversight in NSW that addressed the Review's terms of reference were due by 24 June 2015.
Written submissions to the Review from organisations are now available to view on this website.
View the Review of Police Oversight in NSW terms of reference [PDF, 23kb].