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Civil Trials Bench Book Update 30 published

Amendments include changes to the Procedure generally, Evidence, Particular proceedings, Damages, and Enforcement of judgments chapters.

Memorandum of Understanding with Papua New Guinea

The Judicial Commission recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Papua New Guinea to provide an integrated criminal case system database (ICCSD) for the PNG Law and Justice Sector.

New Education Director appointed

Una Doyle, who joined the Judicial Commission as Education Director in December 2015, is looking forward to facilitating the development of bespoke educational activities for judicial officers.

MOU signed with Judicial Commission of Indonesia

The Memorandum of Understanding provides a framework for developing judicial education and complaint handling processes aimed at improving and enhancing the capacity of judges.

Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book Special Bulletin 32 published

Directions - onus of proof Click here to access Special Bulletin 32.

Criminal Trials Court Bench Book Update 50 published

Update 50, April 2016  — Child/witness accused The High Court decision of The Queen v GW (2016) 90 ALJR 407 has been added at:  Competence of children and other witnesses ...

Local Court Bench Book Update 118 published

Update 118, March 2016 Practice notes Non-publication and suppression orders A new Commonwealth provisions table has been added to the chapter. References Local Court Practice Note Crim 1 The...

Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book Update 49A published

Update 49A, February 2016  Tendency, coincidence and background evidence The text at  Tendency evidence has been revised to incorporate the decision of Hughes v R  NSWCCA 330. The decision sets...

Local Court Bench Book Update 117 published

Update 117, December 2015 Specific penalties and orders Amendments have been made to the following Acts and Regulations: Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 Environmental Planning...

Sentencing Bench Book Update 33 published

Update 33, December 2015 Unless otherwise stated, section numbers refer to the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999. A new chapter, Domestic violence offences, has been added...