Case law updates to major bench books

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Our bench books were updated today, incorporating case law changes to freedom of expression and fair hearings.

The changes -  to our Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Bench Book   -  concern a court’s need to consider the right of freedom of expression when making a suppression order; and the court’s obligations to self-represented litigants.

Our Uniform Evidence Manual has been updated to reflect the guidance from R v Bauer [2018] HCA 40 on the admissibility of tendency evidence and the exclusion of unfairly prejudicial evidence.

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