In May 1995, the Premier requested the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (formerly the Government Pricing Tribunal of NSW) to undertake a review of the pricing policies of the Waste Recycling and Processing Service of NSW (Waste Service NSW). Under the terms of reference for the review, the Tribunal was requested to "take into account studies which have pointed to historical under-pricing in waste disposal" (the terms of reference are included in Appendix A).