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Reference received: 2 December 1996
Note: Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) s 409B is now Criminal Procedure Act 1986 (NSW) s 293
Report 87: Review of Section 409B of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) (PDF, 584.5 KB), November 1998
Tabled in parliament: 22 June 1999
Legislative action: None. But see Attorney General's Department of NSW, Criminal Justice Sexual Offences Taskforce, Responding to Sexual Assault: The Way Forward (2005) at 55-61
Judicial citation: R v A  UKHL 25 at para 33
To review the operation of section 409B of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) taking into account the purpose for which it was enacted and recent case law.
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