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JURY DIRECTIONS ACT 2015 - SECT 63

When trial judge may explain "proof beyond reasonable doubt"

    (1)     A trial judge may give the jury an explanation of the phrase "proof beyond reasonable doubt" if the jury asks the trial judge—

        (a)     a direct question about the meaning of the phrase; or

        (b)     a question that indirectly raises the meaning of the phrase.

    (2)     Subsection (1) does not limit any other power of a trial judge to give the jury an explanation of the phrase "proof beyond reasonable doubt".



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