Colour "Black Letter" Sexual Assault Law Reform Grey: An Australian Example

Patricia EASTEAL

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Abstract

This chapters explores the legal indeterminacy in the provisions introduced by the Sexual and Violent Offences Legislation Amendment Act, 2008 (ACT) – sexual assault provisions enacted to better protect the victim witness from retrauma and examine “weak” or “concealed” judicial discretion. The authors examine the changes made by the Amending ACT to the Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) ACT, 1991 (ACT) and the Magistrate Court Act, 1930 (ACT) in relation to sexual and violent offences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFeminism in the Subcontinent and Beyond: Challenging Laws, Changing Laws
EditorsJaya Sagade, Vedna Jivan, Christine Forster
Place of PublicationIndia
PublisherEastern Book Company
Pages107-121
Number of pages15
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9351451259
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    EASTEAL, P. (2014). Colour "Black Letter" Sexual Assault Law Reform Grey: An Australian Example. In J. Sagade, V. Jivan, & C. Forster (Eds.), Feminism in the Subcontinent and Beyond: Challenging Laws, Changing Laws (1 ed., pp. 107-121). Eastern Book Company.