In the lead up to this month's state election, NSW political parties have responded to calls from the NSW Law Society to make a commitment to justice and fairness.
According to the NSW Law Society, the NSW Liberals and Nationals have announced their intention to conduct a review of funding adequacy for access to justice, encompassing legal aid, court services and staffing. Part of that review will involve identifying rural and regional areas where legal services are less than satisfactorily resourced.
The Liberals and Nationals have also made a commitment to undertake a comprehensive and consultative review of the Bail Act, while the Greens NSW have reaffirmed their commitment to a Bill of Rights for NSW.
"The Law Society hopes that our policy platform and the responses to it will facilitate constructive debate on law and justice issues in the lead-up to the election and beyond," said Law Society president Stuart Westgarth.