High Court examines Tendency Evidence in Hughes v The Queen

Lizzy Mclaughlin, 14 July 2017 Between 1995 and 2014, there was an almost doubling in the reporting of child sexual abuse or child sexual assault offences in NSW. The most recent of these decisions is Hughes v The Queen [2017] HCA 20 (‘Hughes’) which focuses on the criteria for ‘significant…

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Tendency Evidence After Hughes v The Queen [2017] HCA 20

Lizzie McLaughlin, 14 July 2017 This paper does not intend to cover the field with respect to all aspects of the law of tendency, instead focusing on the recent High Court decision in Hughes v The Queen [2017] HCA 202 (‘Hughes’). In Hughes the High Court resolved a specific tension…

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Application for Costs and Non Publication Orders: Civil Applications in the Local Court

Lizzie McLaughlin, 14 August 2015 Applications for non-publication and/or suppression orders are made pursuant to the Court Suppression and Non-Publications Orders Act 2010 (NSW) (‘the CSNPO Act’). This a simple and straightforward piece of legislation. It is easy to navigate, and it is easy to read. The only problem is…

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