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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...

Judicial Commission’s 2018–19 Annual Report is published

The Judicial Commission is pleased to publish our 2018–19 Annual Report. The Report was tabled in the NSW Parliament on 19 November 2019. This report...

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...

The Bar Book Project​ is launched

The Public Defenders NSW launched the Bar Book Project on 8 November 2019. The Bar Book is hosted on the Public Defenders' website. The Bar...

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...

Post-sentencing reform statistics now available on JIRS

The Judicial Commission has launched an enhanced statistics viewer to accommodate the new community based sentencing options which came into effect on 24 September...

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...