The trial judge may give a majority verdict direction to the jury whether or not the trial judge has previously directed the jury to persevere to reach a unanimous verdict.
R v Ahmet; DPP v Ahmet  VSCA 86 includes a statement that it is preferable for the trial judge to direct the jury to persevere to reach a unanimous verdict before the trial judge gives a majority verdict direction. Under this provision, it is not necessary to do so.
S. 64D inserted by No. 37/2017 s. 9.