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Local Court Bench Book Update 137 published

Local Court Bench Book update 137 contains amendments to the following chapters: Specific penalties and orders has been updated as a result of the following recent...

Criminal Trials Court Bench Book Update 63.1

The Criminal Trials Court Bench Book has been updated at Complaint evidence as follows: Following SB v R  NSWCCA 207, where there was consideration of...

Sexual Assault Trials Handbook – Update 28 published

The following changes have been incorporated into this update:  Recent sexual assault law The following recent cases have been added: Evidence BRC v R  NSWCCA 176 — directions — tendency...

Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book – Update 63 published

The following changes have been incorporated into this update:  Sexual assault communications privilege This chapter has been revised at  Introduction and  Applications for leave, to add R v Bonanno; ex...

Sentencing Trends and Issues No 47 — Navigating the Bail Act 2013 — G...

Judicial officers make important decisions concerning bail every day — on multiple occasions in the one day in the context of busy and varied...

Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book — Update 62 published

The following changes have been incorporated into this update: Contempt This chapter has been revised at The offence of disrespectful behaviour to include the...

Civil Trials Bench Book — Update 41 published

The following changes have been incorporated into this update:  Alternative dispute resolution This chapter has been substantially revised and updated. New paragraphs have been added at  Jurisdiction and...

Equality before the Law Bench Book — Update 16 published

Section 1 — Equality before the law This section has been updated at 1.2 — The diversity of the NSW population to include statistics from the report by the National Centre...

Coronavirus and the courts

Judicial College of Victoria — Coronavirus and the courts — summary of court arrangements around Australia during COVID-19 pandemic The Judicial College of Victoria (JCV) has created...

Sexual Assault Trials Handbook — Update 27 — March 2020

Offences Table 1: Sexual offences involving child victims at and Table 2: Sexual offences — other, at have both been updated. A brief legislative...