(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.
Part 5—Sexual offences
Division 1—Consent and reasonable
belief in consent
S. 45 amended by No. 6/2017 s. 15.