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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...

Civil Trials Bench Book — Update 40

Update 40 to the Civil Trials Bench Book contains amendments to:  Broadcast of judgments JJ Spigelman, “The principle of open justice: a comparative perspective” (2006) 29(2) UNSW...

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...

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”,...