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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:  Immunity from suit It is noted that the Registrar has the benefit of a similar immunity by...

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...

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,...

Children’s Court Resource Handbook Update 10 published

Update 10 of the Children’s Court Resource Handbook includes: Two articles have been added to Care and protection matters — background material, by his Honour...

Criminal Trials Court Bench Book Update 61 published

Update 61 of the Criminal Trials Court Bench Book includes a new section on the Sexual assault communications privilege. This has been added in the Trial Procedure chapter...

Equality Before the Law Bench Book Update 13 published

Section 11 — Older people A new section on Older people is published with this update. Older people are an extremely diverse group, as this term can...

Local Court Bench Book Update 131 published

Update 131 of the Local Court Bench Book includes amendments to the following chapters: Specific Penalties and Orders Children's Court. The Children's Court "Criminal jurisdiction" section...

Sentencing Bench Book Update 43 published

The following chapters have been amended in Sentencing Bench Book Update 43: Setting terms of imprisonment Appendix A: Pt 4 Div 1A Table -...