An investigation that sensationally revealed ex-premier Gladys Berejiklian's secret relationship with disgraced former Wagga MP Daryl Maguire has sparked a slew of integrity changes for NSW politicians.
Parliamentary representatives will have to provide expanded and more up-to-date information about potential conflicts of interest under the proposed changes.
Disclosures will be published on the NSW parliament's website on an ongoing basis - instead of periodically - under the proposed reform, announced by the state government on Wednesday.
It will also be a legal requirement to respond to any Independent Commission Against Corruption recommendations directed at the government.
Premier Chris Minns says the changes will restore trust in government and make clear what is expected of ministers and members following two separate investigations into Liberal representatives.
"The people of NSW need to have faith that politicians and elected officials are acting in the public interest," he said.
The ministerial code of conduct will also be amended to include previously recommended principles and guiding values.
"These reforms ensure every MP knows the rules and is held to the highest standard," Special Minister of State John Graham said.
Ms Berejiklian's secret relationship with fellow Liberal MP Mr Maguire was revealed during an ICAC inquiry into his business dealings.
She stepped down as premier in October 2021 when she officially became part of the investigation.
The watchdog later found she acted corruptly while in a five-year relationship with her fellow MP, a decision she is appealing on the grounds there was insufficient evidence to prove the accusation.
A separate investigation in 2022 found former Liberal MP John Sidoti had engaged in serious corrupt conduct by using his position in an attempt to improperly influence local councillors to benefit his family's property interests.
The watchdog recommended criminal charges be considered against Mr Sidoti, who denies wrongdoing.
Labor MP Tim Crakanthorp was kicked from cabinet after less than four months in government and referred to the commission in August for failing to disclose family property holdings at Broadmeadow, part of the broader Hunter region briefly covered by his ministry.
Australian Associated Press