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Significant Updates to Online Publications

In response to a series of new legislation that commenced on 1 and 2 November 2014, the Judicial College has made extensive updates to our online publications. These updates include:

Family Violence Bench Book

Victorian Sentencing Manual

Victorian Criminal Charge Book

Uniform Evidence Manual

Victorian Criminal Proceedings Manual

These updates reflect the commencement of the Sentencing Amendment (Baseline Sentences) Act 2014, Sentencing Amendment (Emergency Workers) Act 2014, Justice Legislation Amendment (Confiscation and Other Matters) Act 2014, Sentencing Amendment (Coward's Punch Manslaughter and Other Matters) Act 2014, Crimes Amendment (Abolition of Defensive Homicide) Act 2014 and Family Violence Protection Amendment Act 2014.



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