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Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book Update 65 published

 Tendency, coincidence and background evidence Following the commencement of amendments on 1 July 2020 made by the Evidence Amendment (Tendency and Coincidence) Act 2020 (inserting ss 94(4), (5),...

Sentencing Bench Book Update 47 published

Intensive correction orders (ICOs) has been updated at  Power to make ICO subject to Pt 5 to add the discussion in R v Fangaloka  NSWCCA 173 and Wany v...

Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book Update 64 published

 Closed court, suppression and non-publication orders HT v The Queen  HCA 40, which concerns the orders that may be made where an offender has assisted...

Children’s Court Resource Handbook Update 12 published

Children's Court Resource Handbook Update 12 contains the following amendments: The Care and protection matters — important cases has been updated and restructured. New judgments...

Local Court Bench Book Update 139 published

Local Court Bench Book update 139 contains amendments to: Specific penalties and orders has been updated as a result of the following recent amendments: Liquor Regulation...

Judicial Commission’s 2019–20 Annual Report is published

The Judicial Commission is pleased to publish our 2019–20 Annual Report. The Report was tabled in the NSW Parliament on 17 December 2020. This report is...

Civil Trials Bench Book – Update 42 published

 Disqualification for biasThe case of Concrete Pty Ltd v Parramatta Design & Developments Pty Ltd (2006) 229 CLR 577, which held that an intermediate appellate court...

Sexual Assault Trials Handbook — Update 30

 Recent sexual assault law The following recent cases have been added: Gray v R NSWCCA 240 concerned the competence of a 5-year-old witness, who was also the...

Local Court Bench Book Update 138 published

Local Court Bench Book Update 138 contains the following: Specific penalties and orders This chapter has been updated as a result of the following recent amendments: ...

Sexual Assault Trials Handbook – Update 29 published

The following changes have been incorporated into this update: Recent sexual assault lawThe following recent cases have been added: Higgins v R  NSWCCA 149, where the court held...