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JURY DIRECTIONS ACT 2015 - SECT 44G

Abolition of common law rules

Any rule of common law under which a trial judge is required or permitted to give the jury a direction referred to in section 44F is abolished.

Notes

1     This provision abolishes the rule attributed to R v Markuleski (2001) 52 NSWLR 82.

2     Section 4 applies generally to override any rule of law or practice to the contrary of this Act.

Pt 4 Div. 9 (Heading and ss 44H–44K) inserted by No. 37/2017 s. 5.

Division 9—Accused giving evidence, interest in outcome of trial

S. 44H inserted by No. 37/2017 s. 5.



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