NSW Labor leader calls for minister's head

NSW opposition leader Michael Daley says David Elliott must stand down or be sacked because his "mistakes" as corrections minister are hurting ordinary people.

Mr Elliott has come under pressure to tender his resignation in recent weeks following a parole bungle, an alleged misuse of parliamentary privilege and more recently, revelations his own department has been breaking the law for 11 months, Mr Daley told reporters on Saturday.

He said the minister's inability to act on a draft report handed to him in December 2017 by an independent custodial services inspector was "another disaster" and Premier Gladys Berejiklian "should sack Mr Elliott now".

The report outlined a litany of problems within the youth justice sector, and made 60 recommendations to government, including reducing strip searches and the use of force on young people.

Mr Daley criticsed Mr Elliott for sitting on the report for almost a year.

"He didn't act and now we've got a situation where his own department has been breaking the law for 11 months while he's had a report locked in his drawer for some inexplicable reason and not having acted on it," Mr Daley told reporters.

"This is comprehensive failure by David Elliott, Premier Berejiklian should sack Mr Elliott now."

Mr Elliott's office has been contacted for comment.