High Court examines Tendency Evidence in Hughes v The Queen

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 probative value’ in s 97(2)(b) of the Evidence Act 1995 (Cth) (‘the Act’).

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