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Case B68/2017

Collins v. The Queen

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

2/06/2017 Supreme Court of Queensland (Court of Appeal) (Gotterson and Morrison JJA and Burns J)

[2017] QCA 113


Criminal law – Appeal against conviction – Proviso – Where appellant convicted of three counts of sexual assault and one count of rape – Where trial judge directed jury inconsistency between complainant’s mother’s evidence at committal hearing and trial relevant to mother’s credibility but not complainant’s credibility – Where Court of Appeal found trial judge misdirected jury – Where Crown did not submit proviso should apply – Where Court of Appeal applied proviso and dismissed appeal – Whether Court of Appeal erred in applying proviso.

Short particulars


17/11/2017 Hearing (SLA, Canberra v/link Brisbane)

29/11/2017 Notice of appeal

11/12/2017 Written submissions (Appellant)

11/12/2017 Chronology (Appellant)

17/01/2018 Written submissions (Respondent)

02/02/2018 Reply

22/03/2018 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

22/03/2018 Outline of oral argument (Appellant)

22/03/2018 Outline of oral argument (Respondent)

09/05/2018 Judgment (Judgment summary)

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