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Criminal Charge Book and Uniform Evidence Manual updated.

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The College has published important updates to the Criminal Charge Book and Uniform Evidence Manual in response to recent case law developments. 
Criminal Charge Book

Directions, checklists and commentary on Commonwealth Joint Offending have been updated in the Criminal Charge Book, to align with the significant decision of Tartaglia v The Queen (2022) 367 FLR 149. This decision held that there is no separate element of participation by the accused required for this form of complicity for Commonwealth offending.


Uniform Evidence Manual 

Our progressive updates to the Uniform Evidence Manual continue, with new material incorporating recent cases on client legal privilege, self-incrimination privilege and public interest immunity.