NSW Premier Mike Baird has admitted that his Christian faith means that he will keep special religious education classes in New South Wales schools for as long as he is premier. In late 2015, the NSW Department of Education hired consultants to undertake a review of the SRE classes, including the appropriateness of the material, and consent given by parents. The review was completed in 2015, but the state government has yet to release the report.

The department's website states the findings and recommendations of the report are still being considered by the department, but at a recent estimates hearing when questioned by Fred Nile, NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli said the government "is not changing the policy around scripture classes".