High Court of Australia

GAX v The Queen [2017] HCA 25

21 Jun 2017

Case Number: B72/2016


Bell, Gageler, Nettle, Gordon, Edelman JJ


Criminal law – Appeal – Verdict unreasonable or insupportable having regard to evidence – Where appellant convicted on one count of aggravated indecent dealing with child and acquitted on two counts of aggravated indecent dealing with same child – Where appellant appealed conviction as unreasonable and inconsistent with acquittals – Whether Court of Appeal made independent assessment of sufficiency and quality of evidence in determining whether verdict unreasonable – Whether verdict unreasonable.

Words and phrases – "unreasonable verdict".

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