Chiro; Harma and Special Verdicts

By Sophie Coulson

On 13 September 2017, the High Court of Australia heard two appeals considering the operation of s 50(1) Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (CLCA) These two appeals, Chiro v The Queen  and Hamra v The Queen, are considered in detail below.

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Explainer: Child Sexual Offences Evidence Pilot

By Vanessa Chan

The Pilot is a  scheme designed to reduce the stress and duration of court proceedings for vulnerable child witnesses in child sexual assault cases. Continue reading “Explainer: Child Sexual Offences Evidence Pilot”