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Local Courts Bench Book Update 143 published

The following changes have been incorprated in this update: Specific penalties and orders has been updated as a result of the following recent developments: Firearms...

Sexual Assault Trials Handbook Update 35 published

Update 35, December 2021 The following sections have been updated: Sexual offences involving child victims Table 1 contains both current and historical NSW and Commonwealth sexual...

Equality Before The Law Bench Book Update 19 published

The following changes have been incorporated in this Update: Section 4 — People with a particular religious affiliation Reference is made at 4.2.3.2 Holy books and scriptures, to a...

Civil Trials Bench Book Update 46 published

The following changes have been incorporated in this Update:  Disqualification for bias Charisteas v Charisteas  HCA 29 has been added at  Apprehended bias as an example of inappropriate...

Judicial Commission’s 2020–21 Annual Report is published

The Judicial Commission is pleased to publish our 2020–21 Annual Report. The Report was tabled in the NSW Parliament on 24 November 2021. This report is...

Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book Update 68 published

Update 68, October 2021 Closed court, suppression and non-publication orders has been revised and updated. At  Grounds for and content of suppression or non-publication orders, the...

New Handbook for Judicial Officers published

The new Handbook for Judicial Officers was published in October 2021. The Handbook contains a collection of articles curated from a broad range of judicial...

Sexual Assault Trials Handbook Update 34 published

The following sections have been updated:  Sexual offences — other Table 2 contains current and repealed sexual offences in the Crimes Act 1900 other than those which...

Children’s Court Resource Handbook Update 13 published

The following chapters have been updated: Care and protection matters The commentary in relation to care and protection matters has been significantly expanded. A discussion of...

Sentencing Bench Book Update 49 published

Intensive correction orders (ICOs) (alternative to full-time imprisonment) has been revised at  ICO is a form of imprisonment to add Mandranis v R  NSWCCA 97, which reiterates that...