The caretaker period for the NSW Election commenced on 1 March 2019.
Accordingly, no ministerial press releases or related information issued by the Government from 1 March 2019 will be available on this website.
For copies of recently-issued ministerial press releases or information on the election policies of any political party, please go to the website of the relevant political party.
The attached guidelines describe the circumstances in which an application for ex gratia legal assistance may be made, the procedures that must be followed and the level of fees that may be paid to the legal representatives of applicants in these matters.
The assistance which may be provided is ex gratia, or discretionary, in nature and will not be provided as of right. The Department of Justice will continue to have administrative responsibility for the provision of ex gratia legal assistance and will be responsible for assessing the merits of each case and determining whether such assistance should be granted. Accordingly, any inquiries regarding the ex gratia assistance scheme should continue to be made to the Department of Justice.