Policy

SASS submission - Evidence and Related Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

29 June 2017

The Bill proposed amendments to the Criminal Code Act 1924 to, amongst other things:

  • establish a presumption that when two or more charges for sexual offences are joined together in the same indictment those charges are to be tried together; and
  • provide that this presumption is not rebutted merely because evidence on one charge is inadmissible in relation to another charge.

SASS expressed our support for this Bill in our submission.