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Supplementary Submission - Crimes Amendment (Strengthening the Criminal Justice Response to Sexual Violence) Bill 2024

The Law Council of Australia provided a supplementary submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee to give evidence about the Crimes Amendment (Strengthening the Criminal Justice Response to Sexual Violence) Bill 2024 (the Bill).

The purpose of this supplementary submission is to address the following three matters that the Law Council took on notice at the public hearing:

  1. the prospect of legal standing and/or representation for a complainant in proceedings listed in Part IAD of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth), especially in relation to questions of leave to adduce evidence of sexual experience;
  2. suggested amendments to address concerns about audio-only evidence being adduced as evidence-in-chief; and
  3. the availability of empirical evidence as to how often evidence of sexual experience is adduced by prosecutors as opposed to the defendant in proceedings under Part IAD.

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