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Bench Book News

Bench Book News

Bench book related news

Equality before the Law Bench Book update 21 published

The Equality Before the Law Bench Book has been updated to include a new chapter:  “Trauma-informed courts”. Below is an outline of the new chapter. Section...

Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book Update 69 published

The following amendments have been made to the Bench Book for this update: Child witness/accused Cross-referencing to parts of ff Closed court, suppression and non-publication orders has been...

Civil Trials Bench Book Update 48 published

The following changes have been incorporated in this Update:  Disqualification for bias At  Apprehended bias, the case of Feldman v Nationwide News Pty Ltd  103 NSWLR 307...

Children’s Court Resource Handbook published

Update 14, May 2022 Care and protection matters — background material refers to P Gray, “Beyond placement: realising the promise of the Aboriginal and...

Equality before the Law Bench Book update 20 published

Section 2, formerly “Aboriginal people” has been renamed “First Nations people”. The following additional changes have been made in this update: Section 2 — First Nations people Information...

Local Court Bench Book Update 144 Published

Specific penalties and orders has been updated as follows: Introduction has been revised to incorporate Park v The Queen HCA 37, Park v R...

Sentencing Bench Book Update 50 published

Update 50, March 2022 Community-based orders generally has been revised at  Requirements for assessment reports to include RC v R  NSWCCA 76 where the court concluded that although...

Sexual Assault Trials Handbook Update 36 published

Update 36, March 2022 The following sections have been updated: Sexual offences involving child victims Table 1: Sexual offences involving child victims at  has been updated to...

Civil Trials Bench Book Update 47 published

The following changes have been incorporated in this Update:  Disqualification for bias The decision of Gleeson v DPP (NSW)  NSWCA 63 has been added at  Apprehended bias, as...

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...