Juries Amendment Bill 2003


Bill No.161

SynopsisThe principle purpose of this Bill is to protect the security of jurors and, thereby the integrity of the jury system. This means introducing two major reform initiatives -
1. Provide for jury anonymity by identifying jurors by a court designated number rather than by name.
2. Change the method by which reserve jurors participate in the jury process by removing the distinction between jurors and reserve jurors so that all participate fully during the course of the trial.

StatusAssented to 05/16/2003
Royal Assent given 16 May 2003 as Act No. 25 of 2003. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)

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Progress

Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 02/26/2003  
First Reading 02/26/2003  
Second Reading 02/26/2003  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 04/02/2003  
Consideration in Detail 04/02/2003  
Amendments adopted 04/03/2003  
Third Reading 04/09/2003  


Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 04/10/2003  
Second Reading 04/10/2003  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 05/06/2003  
Committee of the whole 05/06/2003  
Third Reading 05/06/2003