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Equality Before the Law Bench Book — Update 14

Section 1 — Equality before the law This section has been revised and updated. Further, new commentary at 1.4.1 Unconscious bias has been added. This refers to research into how...

Post-sentencing reform statistics now available on JIRS

The Judicial Commission has launched an enhanced statistics viewer to accommodate the new community based sentencing options which came into effect on 24 September...

Sentencing Bench Book — Update 44

Update 44 to the Sentencing Bench Book contains amendments to: Penalties of imprisonment The text at  Imprisonment as a sanction of last resort has been updated to include Casella v...

Sexual Assault Trials Handbook — Update 25

Update 25 to the Handbook contains amendments to:  Recent sexual assault law The following recent cases have been added: Porter v R  NSWCCA 117, where error was found in...

Local Court Bench Book Update 132 published

Specific penalties and orders The following legislation in the tables has been revised to reflect recent amendments: Bail Act 2013 by the Justice Legislation Amendment...

Civil Trials Bench Book Update 39

The following changes have been incorporated into this update:  Court Suppression and Non-publication Orders Act 2010 In relation to a suppression or non-publication order being “necessary”,...

Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book Update 61.2

The following sections have been updated Dangerous driving The commentary in this section has been revised to summarise the content of directions to be given...

Equality Before the Law Bench Book wins international award

We are pleased to announce that the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) has awarded the Judicial Commission one of only 10 annual awards...

Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book Update 61.1

Closed court, suppression and non-publication orders This chapter has been substantially revised to include the following: A reference to Darren Brown (a pseudonym) v R...

Sexual Assault Trials Handbook Update 24

Update 24 to the Sexual Assault Trials Handbook contains amendments to: Recent sexual assault law The following recent cases have been added: BC v R  NSWCCA 11,...