Magistrates Court Practice Direction 4 of 2023

The Magistrates Court Practice Direction about non-publication orders relating to the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1978 amendments has been issued and published on the Queensland Courts website.

Practice Direction No 4 of 2023 was issued today by Judge Brassington.

The Practice Direction applies to a defendant charged with a prescribed sexual offence under section 7 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1978 (the Act) whether the defendant was charged before or after the commencement date of 3 October 2023 (s 17 of the Act).

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