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Bench Book News

Bench Book News

Bench book related news

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...

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...

Sentencing Bench Book Update 46 published

Intensive correction orders has been updated at  following the insertion of s 77A of the Bail Act 2013 which commenced on 19 March 2020. Blanch v R  NSWCCA 304 has been...

Equality before the Law Bench Book — Update 17 published

Section 7 — Women This chapter has been rewritten, with updated cases and legislation, new and updated statistics and new sections on socio-economic factors and gender...

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...