UPDATE: The NSW Government has halted plans to allow hunting in the state's national parks.The government has also launched an investigation into the NSW Game Council, following claims of illegal hunting by a council employee.
Last month, the Game Council's acting chief executive Greg McFarland was suspended on allegations of illegal hunting and animal cruelty.
Police are currently investigating the allegations against Mr McFarland.
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell announced the government had enlisted Director General of NSW Fisheries Steve Dunn to carry out a review of the Game Council's governance.
He also announced the government's hunting program, which would allow hunting in the state's national parks as part of pest eradication, would be put on hold until the review was completed.
"Our actions in initiating this governance review again confirms the paramountcy of safety as we implement in NSW the type of pest eradication program conducted successfully for many years in SA and Victoria," he told state parliament during question time today.
The review will investigate services performed by the Game Council, examine its performance, structure and staff capabilities and look at the company's finances and administration.
Mr Dunn will be required to make recommendations about the Council's management, administration, organisation and operations.
The recommendations will be provided to the government by the end of May.
A report on the incident has already been presented to the government but Mr O'Farrell told parliament it will not be released due to an "ongoing police investigation and the possibility of charges being laid".
A second Game Council employee was also suspended but was later cleared of the allegations.