Landmark child abuse reforms pass Parliament

The Evidence Amendment (Tendency and Coincidence) Act 2020 is designed to allow evidence about an accused person’s sexual interest in children, including the evidence used in prior convictions, to be considered by the jury in child sexual assault proceedings.

The new legislation, which passed State Parliament on Wednesday, 3 June was created in response to the royal commission into child sexual abuse.

Source: Landmark child abuse reforms pass Parliament – Lawyers Weekly

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