Case B72/2016

GAX v. The Queen

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

22/07/2016 Supreme Court of Queensland (Court of Appeal) (McMurdo P, Morrison JA, Atkinson J)

[2016] QCA 189


Criminal law – Where appellant was convicted of one count of indecently dealing with a child under the age of 16 years who was his lineal descendant – Where the complainant gave evidence that the appellant, her father, lay in bed with her and that his fingers were down near where her underwear was supposed to be – Where the complainant’s mother and sister also gave evidence of finding the appellant in bed with the complaint – Where there was some inconsistencies between the accounts of the complainant, the mother and the sister – Where majority of the Court of Appeal dismissed appeal – Whether majority of the Court of Appeal failed to make an independent assessment of the sufficiency and quality of the evidence.

Short particulars


16/12/2016 Hearing (SLA, Sydney v/link Brisbane)

22/12/2016 Notice of appeal

27/01/2017 Written submissions (Appellant)

27/01/2017 Chronology (Appellant)

16/02/2017 Written submissions (Respondent)

05/05/2017 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

21/06/2017 Judgment (Judgment summary)