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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...

Sentencing Bench Book Special Bulletin 10 published

Post The Queen v Pham (2015) 90 ALJR 13 appellate cases Click here to access Special Bulletin 10 regarding importing a marketable quantity of a...

Civil Trials Bench Book Update 29 published

Update 29, November 2015 Update 29 contains amendments to a number of chapters. The Preliminary chapter has been revised to incorporate the following changes to “Disqualification for bias”...

Criminal Trials Court Bench Book Update 49 published

Update 49, November 2015  Witnesses — cultural and linguistic factors In some cases, it may be necessary to give specific directions to the jury concerning a...

Annual Report 2014-15

Annual Report 2014-15 Our annual report informs judicial officers, our partners, staff, and the community about the Judicial Commission's performance and programs in the 2014-15...

Sentencing Bench Book Special Bulletin 9 published

The Queen v Pham HCA 39 Click here to access Special Bulletin 9 regarding the use of appellate cases and statistics in sentencing.

Sentencing Bench Book Update 32 published

Update 32 (October 2015) Unless otherwise stated, section numbers refer to the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999. Procedural fairness In  Reasons for decision, a sentencing judgment should refer to...

Local Court Bench Book Update 114 updated

The Bail Act 2013 The Bail chapter has been amended to incorporate the amendments made by the Bail Amendment Act 2014 which commenced on 28...

Sentencing Bench Book Special Bulletin 8 published

Bail Amendment Act 2014 Click here to access Special Bulletin 8 regarding the Bail Amendment Act 2014.

Sentencing Bench Book Update 29 published

Release 29 (December 2014) Release 29 contains the following amendments: Setting terms of imprisonment The text at  has been amended to incorporate the Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 2014 which amended s 53A...