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Legislative reviews

Review of Amendments to the consorting law

The Commission was tasked with reviewing the implementation of amendments to the consorting law under Part 3A of the Crimes Act 1900 from February 2019 to February 2022.

More details about this review are available here.

The Commission has published a discussion paper in October 2021.

The final review report was released in February 2023. The Commission made 13 recommendations, two of which were for legislative change.

The Commission will monitor any action taken to implement its recommendations, and report on implementation in its annual report.

A fact sheet relating to the findings of the review is available here.

The discussion paper is available here.

The final report is available here.

The NSWPF’s response to the recommendations we made in the final report is available here.

Review of Parts 2A and 3 of the Terrorism Police Powers Act

The Commission has an ongoing function under Parts 2A and 3 of the Terrorism (Police Powers) Act 2002, to keep under scrutiny the exercise of the preventative detention powers and covert search powers conferred on members of the NSWPF (and the preventative detention powers conferred on correctional officers). This legislative review assesses compliance with legal requirements and the policies and procedures in place to use the powers correctly.

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Review of exercise of emergency powers for public disorder

The Commission is required to keep under scrutiny the exercise of powers conferred on police under Part 6A, of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002.Part 6A allows police to authorise the use of special powers to prevent or control largescale public disorder. The special powers were created as a response to the Cronulla riots in 2005. The reports are contained within the Commission’s

Annual Reports