Parents would no longer have to pay a $58 fee for their child's birth certificate under a NSW Labor government.
Newly minted state Opposition Leader Michael Daley announced on Sunday that if elected, a Labor government would waive the standard $58 fee for NSW birth certificates.
"This is a small step to helping parents of newborns. These parents have big expenses - prams, cots, clothes, nappies and car seats for starters. They don't need to fork out $58 simply to provide a birth certificate for their little one," Mr Daley said in a statement.
"I believe governments should be about making people's lives easier," he said.
Based on Parliamentary Budget Office forecasts, the policy would cover the some 99,000 birth registrations projected for 2019/20 and cost $16.8 million to implement, Labor claims.
"We are not here to make a buck off you but to help you get ahead in life," Mr Daley said.
The pledge is part of the party's suite of "Lightening the Load" measures aimed at reducing rising costs of living.
Labor has also promised free travel for school children, cashback on the M4 motorway for private vehicles and fare refunds for avoidable delays of more than 30 minutes on trains.
Australian Associated Press