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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...

Local Court Bench Book Update 136 published

Update 136 of Local Court Bench Book includes: General Orders has been updated at to include a ready reckoner table with the length...

Local Court Bench Book Update 135 published

Update 135 of the Local Court Bench Book amends the following sections: Small Claims has been revised at and the information on pre-trial...

Sentencing Bench Book — Update 45 published

Unless otherwise stated, section numbers refer to the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999. Procedural fairness has been amended to include references to recent case law....

Local Court Bench Book — Update 134 published

The following amendments have been made to the Local Court Bench Book: Contents, Practical notes section and cross-referencing to other publications. Following the expansion of...

Sexual Assault Trials Handbook — Update 26 published

Update 26 to the Handbook contains the following material: Recent sexual assault law The following recent cases have been added: Tindall v R NSWCCA 136,...

Equality Before the Law Bench Book — Update 15 published

Section 2 — Aboriginal people This chapter has been significantly revised, with updated cases, statistics and new sections as detailed below. The legacy of historic dispossession...

Local Court Bench Book Update 133 published

The following amendments have been made to the Local Court Bench Book: Specific penalties and orders The following Acts have been recently amended: Crimes Act 1900 by...

Children’s Court Resource Handbook Update 11 published

The Care and protection matters — practice and procedure has been updated at to include Presidential Children’s Court appeals. The Care and protection matters...