Independent Review of the NSW Regulatory Policy Framework

22 February 2018Department of Premier and Cabinet

NSW needs to ensure that its regulatory framework not only meets the needs of its citizens today, but is prepared for the expectations of communities and businesses of tomorrow.

The panel, led by the Hon Nick Greiner AC, was tasked with a broad ranging review to examine the NSW regulatory policy framework that underpins regulatory quality across the whole of NSW Government.

The panel released an issues paper (PDF, 910 KB) in November 2016 to commence public consultation for the review. The issues paper canvassed some of the key issues around regulatory policy and invited comment from key stakeholders in government, business and the community. The consultation period for the issues paper closed on 15 December 2016.

The panel then invited written submissions on a draft report (PDF, 5.5 MB), which outlined initial key findings and draft recommendations. The consultation period for the draft report closed on 19 June 2017. 

The final report (PDF, 2.3 MB) has now been released. Further details and the NSW Government’s response to the review can be found on the NSW Treasury website.

The panel

The independent panel comprised:

  • The Hon Nick Greiner AC (Chair)
    Nick Greiner was Premier and Treasurer of New South Wales from 1988-1992. Nick is currently Chairman of QBE Emerging Markets and Accolade Wines, as well as Deputy Chairman of CHAMP Private Equity. He is Chairman of Council of Advisors, Rothschild Australia Limited; Chairman, Advisory Board, Crosby Textor; and Adviser to Transurban Ltd.
  • Ms Su McCluskey (Member)
    Su McCluskey is a Director of Australian Unity, the Foundation for Young Australians and the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society, Chairman of Energy Renaissance and a member of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration. Su was a member of the Harper Review of Competition Policy and the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee. She was previously the CEO of the Regional Australia Institute, Executive Director of the Australian Government Office of Best Practice Regulation, and has held senior roles with the Business Council of Australia, the National Farmers’ Federation and the Australian Taxation Office.
  • Mr Martin Stewart-Weeks (Member)
    From 2001-13, Martin led the Asia-Pacific public sector team in the consulting and innovation arm for Cisco Systems, working on policy and reform projects in government, education, human services and urbanisation in India, China, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to this role, he held various policy and management roles in the public sector, including Chief of Staff to a Minister in the Federal Government and with the NSW Cabinet Office.