Consultation bill and proposed risk management strategy regarding amendment to the evidence (National Uniform Legislation) Act 

The Department of the Attorney General and Justice is currently working on a proposal to amend section 19 of the Evidence (National Uniform Legislation) Act to ensure that a victim of an offence involving domestic violence is compellable as a witness and cannot object to giving evidence under section 18 of the Evidence (National Uniform Legislation) Act.

A consultation draft Evidence (National Uniform Legislation) Amendment Bill 2015 and Summary Paper have been prepared.

Download the consultation papers :

 Consultation Draft Evidence (National Uniform Legislation) Amendment Bill 2015 [ PDF (87.4 kb) 88KB ]

 Summary Paper Evidence (National Uniform Legislation) Amendment Bill 2015   [ PDF (120.5 kb) 117KB ]

You are invited to provide comments on both the Consultation Bill and the proposed risk management strategy to the Department of the Attorney General and Justice. Comments can be as short or informal as an email or letter, or can be a more substantial document. Comments do not have to address all aspects of the Consultation Bill.

Comments can be sent to:

Director, Legal Policy
Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
GPO Box 1722
DARWIN NT 0801

However electronic copies of comments are preferred and should be sent whenever possible by email to Policy.AGD@nt.gov.au

Any comments must be provided by COB Thursday 4 June 2015.

Last updated: 22 April 2016