The Royal prerogative of mercy and reviews of convictions and sentences

This section of the website contains information about the Royal prerogative of mercy, reviews and annulment of convictions and sentences under Parts 2 and 7 of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act 2001, including:

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11 Oct 2022

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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.

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