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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:  Court Suppression and Non-publication Orders Act 2010 In relation to a suppression or non-publication order being “necessary”,...

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...

Equality Before the Law Bench Book wins international award

We are pleased to announce that the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) has awarded the Judicial Commission one of only 10 annual awards...

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,...

Post-sentencing reform statistics and enhanced statistics viewer 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...

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...

JIRS statistics viewer and post-sentencing reform statistics

The statistics viewer on JIRS will be changed to accommodate the new community-based sentencing options which commenced from 24 September 2018.  On accessing the...

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...