28.1 This chapter deals with the giving of jury warnings, the cross-examination of complainants and other witnesses in sexual assault proceedings and other aspects of giving evidence.

28.2 As noted in the preceding chapter, these issues have been selected because the application of law in these areas has a direct and significant impact on the experiences in the criminal justice system of women and children who have suffered sexual assault including in a family violence context—the focus of the Commissions’ Terms of Reference.