The Bar Book Project

The Bar Book project was launched in November 2019 and is hosted on the website of The Public Defenders (NSW).

The Bar Book project is comprised of chapters of research relating to experiences of disadvantage and deprivation. The purpose of this resource, for practitioners, is to assist in the preparation and presentation of evidence to establish the application of the Bugmy v The Queen (2013) 249 CLR 571 principles.

The research has been drawn from major reports and leading research. The Bar Book is produced by the Bar Book Project Committee in consultation with experts in each area of research and under the guidance of a multi-disciplinary, independent advisory panel.