Partial defences to murder: Provocation, diminished responsibility and infanticide

Reference received: ​17 March 1993


Report 82: Partial Defences to Murder: Diminished Responsibility (PDF, 383.7 KB), May 1997

Report 83: Partial Defences to Murder: Provocation and Infanticide (PDF, 480.3 KB), October 1997

  • Tabled in parliament: 27 November 1997
  • Judicial citation: Davis v The Queen (1998) 100 ACrimR 573; Heron v The Queen (2003) 197 ALR 81 (HCA) [24]; R v Yasso (2004) 10 VR 466 (CA) [43]​

Discussion paper

Discussion Paper 31: Provocation, Diminished Responsibility and Infanticide (PDF, 671.6 KB), August 1993

Terms of reference

  1. To review the partial defences of infanticide, provocation and diminished responsibility under s 22A, 23 and 23A of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) respectively;
  2. To develop proposals for reform and clarification of the substantive elements of the defences. 
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