Changes to extreme provocation

Wed Mar 05 2014

The NSW Government has introduced legislation to revise the partial defence of “extreme provocation”. Non-violent sexual advance - whether heterosexual or homosexual - as well as other provocations will no longer be available as a partial defence. According to Attorney General Greg Smith SC the bill "raises the bar" and "does away with a law that was seen by many as being biased against women, and blaming the victim’s behaviour for the offender’s loss of self-control". Learn more here.

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