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Statute Law

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Statute Law

How a Bill becomes a Law: (House of Rep):

Royal Assent:

Common Law:


Civil Law:

Tort Law:



Criminal Law:




Summary Offences:

Indictable Offences:

Principal Offender:

Actus Reus:

Mens Rea:

Presumption of innocence

Burden of proof:

Standard of proof:





Defendant of accused:


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Law created when a judge makes a ruling about a case that is not covered by statuary law.

Law that protects individuals, typically dealing with disputes over an action that results in loss or harm.

Indictable offences are divided into major indictable offences and minor indictable offences.

In criminal trials it is ‘beyond all reasonable doubt.’

Law made and passed by parliament

Entry to a person's land or property without permission.

The party that initiates or commences a civil action against another party.

Crimes which can only be heard and decided by a magistrate in the magistrates court are called summary offences.

The presumption of innocence is the principle that one is considered innocent unless proven guilty.

the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.

A type of civil action where one party makes false statements that causes another party to lose their reputation.

the crime of killing a human being without malice aforethought, or in circumstances not amounting to murder.

Action or conduct which is a constituent element of a crime, as opposed to the mental state of the accused.

someone who gives assistance to the perpetrator of a crime without taking part in it.

Criminal law refers to a body of laws that apply to criminal acts.

Negligence is a failure to take reasonable care to avoid causing injury or loss to another person.

Any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought.

he first reading, second reading, House committee, Consideration and detail, third reading, Bill

The intention or knowledge of wrongdoing that constitutes part of a crime, as opposed to the action or conduct of the accused.

is a person accused of committing a crime in criminal prosecution or a person against whom some type of civil relief is being sought in a civil case.

A person or thing causing inconvenience or annoyance.

The person in a group of offenders who acts out the crime

make a physical attack on.

A body of rights, obligations, and remedies that is applied by courts in civil proceedings to provide relief for persons who have suffered harm from the wrongful acts of others.

Approval given by the Governor- General as a representative of the crown for a Bill to become official law.

The burden of proof (onus of proof) relates to the question of which party has to prove the facts of the case.

A previous case or example that is used as a guide for making a decision when similar circumstances arise.