Reform of judicial review in NSW: response to Discussion Paper Alternative formats available on request to PIAC - Contact PIAC
This submission responds to the NSW Department of Justice and Attorney General discussion paper on judicial review of NSW government decision making. PIAC calls for a simpler and fairer system of judicial review. Specifically, the submission proposes a statutory right to reasons for government decisions, and a new judicial review statute to replace the current common law-based system. The proposed judicial review statute should simplify and liberalise the rules on standing, and on the reviewability of decisions. PIAC also proposes to improve the rules in relation to costs for public interest matters.