(1) Except as provided by this Division, a trial judge is not required or permitted to direct the jury on the issue of whether a witness for the prosecution has a motive to lie.
(2) Any rule of common law to the contrary of subsection (1) is abolished.
1 Subsection (2) abolishes directions based on Palmer v R  HCA 2; 193 CLR 1.
2 Section 4 applies generally to override any rule of law or practice to the contrary of this Act.
Pt 4 Div. 11 (Heading and s. 44N) inserted by No. 42/2018 s. 30.
Division 11—Language and cognitive skills of child witness
S. 44N inserted by No. 42/2018 s. 30.