There is currently no regulated way by which persons in NSW - wrongly convicted but then exonerated - can obtain compensation. Where compensation has been paid it has been by way of ex gratia payment from the government, with very uneven results. The difficult alternative is to pursue a common law claim, and prove a case against the state. This is even rarer than ex gratia payments. Access by victims of miscarriages of justice to the Victims Compensation Tribunal appears to have not yet been tested.