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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Parliament passes amendments

We mentioned a while back about transitional legislation for the Evidence Act 2008 and Criminal Procedure Act 2009, in our posts Transitional legislation arrives Part 1 and Part 2.

Parliament passed those Bills — which also substantially amend the principal Acts — last week on Friday 12 November. All that remains is for Royal Assent. The amending Acts commence operation on 1 January 2010 at the latest.

I'm still betting on reprints for the new acts before they commence operation, based on nothing other than my own hunch and the sheer number and breadth of amendments!

We hope to start producing a little more detailed information soon, particularly for the Criminal Procedure Act as it will relate to summary hearings.

1 comment:

Jeremy Gans said...

Royal assent came on the 24th November.

Note, though, that the consequential amendments in the CPA(C&TP)A havea delayed forced commencement until 1/1/11. Not sure why.