The latest issue of the Northern Territory Law Journal (Volume 2 Part 2) contains the following material:
This article is based on the inaugural oration delivered by Justice Keane at the Inaugural Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance at Charles Darwin University on 20 October 2011. This event was the first in an annual lecture series that honours the contribution of the Hon Austin Asche AC QC, the former Northern Territory Administrator and Chief Justice of the Northern Territory Supreme Court. In his oration, Justice Keane focuses in particular on the constitutional guarantee of the right of free speech.
In August 2011, the Northern Territory became the most recent Australian jurisdiction to adopt the Uniform Evidence Act. When the Evidence (National Uniform Legislation) Act (NT) comes into force, the evidence law of the Northern Territory will substantially mirror the evidence law which applies in the federal courts, and the State and Territory courts of the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Norfolk Island. This article explores whether the Anunga Guidelines, a uniquely Territorian addition to the common law of evidence, can be accommodated within the Uniform Evidence Act regime. The impact of the Guidelines on the admissibility of confessions at common law is also discussed.
CASE NOTES – Cameron Ford
For the pdf version of the table of contents, click here: NTLJ Vol 2 Pt 2 Contents.