Any rule of common law under which a trial judge is required to give the jury a direction referred to in this Division is abolished.
1 This provision abolishes directions based on—
• Papakosmas v R (1999) 196 CLR 297; and
• R v Stoupas  3 VR 645; and
• R v HJS  NSWCCA 205.
2 Section 4 applies generally to override any rule of law or practice to the contrary of this Act.
Pt 4 Div. 8 (Heading and ss 44F, 44G) inserted by No. 37/2017 s. 5.
Division 8—Doubts regarding truthfulness or reliability of victim's evidence
S. 44F inserted by No. 37/2017 s. 5.