Equality before the Law Bench Book

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Preliminaries
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Disclaimer
Currency
Using this Bench Book
Section 1 — Equality before the law
1.1 Equality before the law and discrimination
1.2 The diversity of the NSW population
1.3 The importance of perception
1.4 Avoiding bias and stereotyping
1.5 Providing for community and individual difference
Section 2 — Aboriginal people
2.1 Some statistics
2.2 Some general information
2.3 Practical considerations
2.4 Further information or help
2.5 Further reading
2.6 Your comments
Appendix — The Fernando principles
Section 3 — People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
3.1 Some statistics
3.2 Some information
3.3 Practical considerations
3.4 Further information or help
3.5 Further reading
3.6 Your comments
Section 4 — People with a particular religious affiliation
4.1 Some statistics
4.2 Some information
4.3 The possible impact of religious affiliations in court
4.4 Practical considerations
4.5 Further information or help
4.6 Further reading
4.7 Your comments
Section 5 — People with disabilities
5.1 Defining disability and some statistics
5.2 Some general information
5.3 Legal capacity
5.4 Practical considerations
5.5 Further information or help
5.6 Further reading
5.7 Your comments
Section 6 — Children and young people
6.1 Some information
6.2 Legal status in relation to court processes
6.3 Practical considerations
6.4 Further information or help
6.5 Further reading
6.6 Your comments
Section 7 — Women
7.1 Some statistics
7.2 Some information
7.3 Practical considerations
7.4 Further information or help
7.5 Further reading
7.6 Your comments
Section 8 — Lesbians, gay men and bisexuals
8.1 Some statistics
8.2 Some information
8.3 Legal recognition
8.4 The possible impact of a person’s lesbianism homosexuality or bisexuality in court
8.5 Practical considerations
8.6 Further information or help
8.7 Further reading
8.8 Your comments
Section 9 — Sex and gender diverse people
9.1 Some statistics
9.2 Some information
9.3 Legal gender identity
9.4 The possible impact of gender identity issues in court
9.5 Practical considerations
9.6 Further information or help
9.7 Further reading
9.8 Your comments
Section 10 — Self-represented parties
10.1 Some information
10.2 The impact of self-represented parties on the court
10.3 Practical considerations
10.4 Further information or help
10.5 Further reading
10.6 Your comments
Section 11 — Your comments
Section 12 — Index and Tables
Index
Table of Cases
Table of Legislation