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In late 2017, the Attorney General directed a review into the procedures around petitions for the Royal prerogative of mercy and petitions for review of convictions or sentences made under section 76 of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act 2001.
Following the review and public consultation, the Government has designed a policy providing for the release of information (DOCX, 106.6 KB). The policy will be fully implemented following legislative amendment of privacy rules in the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998, the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002, and the Criminal Records Act 1991.
Summary documents of information concerning petitions for the Royal prerogative of mercy and petitions for review of convictions or sentences made under section 76 of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act 2001 can be found below.
If you have difficulty accessing any of the documents on this page or to request an accessible version of a document, please contact the DCJ Legal Branch on phone (02) 8346 1388.
13 Oct 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.