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There are some great resources here. Thanks for putting them online!

great resources not available in Queensland

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I've heard that the college has a great quiz on the new evidence act on your website. How do I find it? It's not on any of the publications pages and I've tried the search function.

We have both a quiz and a video on the new Evidence Act. To find them, go to the Uniform Evidence Resources page. On the left in the navigation list you will see links to both the Evidence Knowledge Test (quiz) and a video about the Evidence Act featuring Stephen Odgers, SC.

Can I suggest some discussion, commentary and perhaps a publication in relation to Section 84 Road Safety Act regarding Impoundment, seizure and forfeiture for relevant offences under this act.

JCV Response - Thankyou for the suggestion. Keep an eye on the Victorian Sentencing Manual in the coming months.

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