High Court of Australia

Hamra v The Queen [2017] HCA 38

13 Sep 2017

Case Number: A14/2017

Before

Kiefel CJ, Bell, Keane, Nettle, Edelman JJ

Catchwords

Criminal law – Offence of "[p]ersistent sexual exploitation of a child" – Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (SA), s 50 – Where offence requires prosecution to prove two or more acts of sexual exploitation – Whether generalised nature of complainant's evidence meant that not possible to identify two or more acts of sexual exploitation – Whether no case to answer.

Criminal law – Permission to appeal – Where orders made included granting application for permission to appeal – Whether majority of Court of Criminal Appeal failed to consider question of permission to appeal.

Words and phrases – "acts of sexual exploitation", "distinct occasion", "distinct transaction", "double jeopardy", "extended unanimity", "no case to answer", "particularity", "particulars", "permission to appeal", "persistent sexual exploitation of a child".

Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (SA) – s 50.
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