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JURY DIRECTIONS ACT 2015 - NOTES

Version No. 007

No. 14 of 2015
Version incorporating amendments as at
1 October 2017

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Version No. 007

Jury Directions Act 2015

No. 14 of 2015

Version incorporating amendments as at
1 October 2017

Endnotes

    1     General information

See www.legislation.vic.gov.au for Victorian Bills, Acts and current authorised versions of legislation and up-to-date legislative information.

Minister's second reading speech—

Legislative Assembly: 18 March 2015

Legislative Council: 16 April 2015

The long title for the Bill for this Act was "A Bill for an Act to simplify and clarify the law on jury directions in criminal trials and for other purposes."

The Jury Directions Act 2015 was assented to on 12 May 2015 and came into operation as follows:

Sections 1, 2, Part 10 Division 4 (section 80) on 13 May 2015: section 2(1);

Sections 344, 48–79, 81, Schedule 1 on 29 June 2015: section 2(4);

Part 5 Division 1 (sections 4547) on 1 July 2015: section 2(2).

INTERPRETATION OF LEGISLATION ACT 1984 (ILA)

Style changes

Section 54A of the ILA authorises the making of the style changes set out in Schedule 1 to that Act.

References to ILA s. 39B

Sidenotes which cite ILA s. 39B refer to section 39B of the ILA which provides that where an undivided section or clause of a Schedule is amended by the insertion of one or more subsections or subclauses, the original section or clause becomes subsection or subclause (1) and is amended by the insertion of the expression "(1)" at the beginning of the original section or clause.

Interpretation

As from 1 January 2001, amendments to section 36 of the ILA have the following effects:

•     Headings

All headings included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 form part of that Act. Any heading inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, forms part of that Act. This includes headings to Parts, Divisions or Subdivisions in a Schedule; sections; clauses; items; tables; columns; examples; diagrams; notes or forms. See section 36(1A)(2A).

•     Examples, diagrams or notes

All examples, diagrams or notes included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 form part of that Act. Any examples, diagrams or notes inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, form part of that Act. See section 36(3A).

•     Punctuation

All punctuation included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 forms part of that Act. Any punctuation inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, forms part of that Act. See section 36(3B).

•     Provision numbers

All provision numbers included in an Act form part of that Act, whether inserted in the Act before, on or after 1 January 2001. Provision numbers include section numbers, subsection numbers, paragraphs and subparagraphs. See section 36(3C).

•     Location of "legislative items"

A "legislative item" is a penalty, an example or a note. As from 13 October 2004, a legislative item relating to a provision of an Act is taken to be at the foot of that provision even if it is preceded or followed by another legislative item that relates to that provision. For example, if a penalty at the foot of a provision is followed by a note, both of these legislative items will be regarded as being at the foot of that provision. See section 36B.

•     Other material

Any explanatory memorandum, table of provisions, endnotes, index and other material printed after the Endnotes does not form part of an Act.
See section 36(3)(3D)(3E).

    2     Table of Amendments

This publication incorporates amendments made to the Jury Directions Act 2015 by Acts and subordinate instruments.

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Jury Directions Act 2015, No. 14/2015

Assent Date:

12.5.15

Commencement Date:

S. 81 on 20.6.15: s. 2(4)

Note:

S. 81 repealed Pt 10 (ss 69–81) on 29.6.16

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Jury Directions Act 2015

Crimes Amendment (Sexual Offences) Act 2016, No. 47/2016

Assent Date:

6.9.16

Commencement Date:

Ss 27(2), 28(2)–(4) on 26.9.16: Special Gazette (No. 289) 20.9.16 p. 1; ss 26, 27(1)(3)(4), 28(1), 29, 30 on 1.7.17: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Jury Directions Act 2015

Crimes Legislation Further Amendment Act 2017, No. 6/2017

Assent Date:

15.3.17

Commencement Date:

Ss 1517 on 1.4.17: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Jury Directions Act 2015

Jury Directions and Other Acts Amendment Act 2017, No. 37/2017

Assent Date:

29.8.17

Commencement Date:

Ss 310 on 1.10.17: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Jury Directions Act 2015

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    3     Amendments Not in Operation

There are no amendments which were Not in Operation at the date of this publication.

    4     Explanatory details
No entries at date of publication.



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