Manslaughter – sections 18 and 24 of the Crimes Act 1900.
Section 18 (1)(b) of the Crimes Act 1900 defines manslaughter as a punishable homicide that is not punished as murder. Manslaughter is either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter is an alternative verdict that applies in certain circumstances where a jury would have found the accused guilty of murder, but for the availability of an alternative verdict.
Murder – s 18 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)
Murder is an act of homicide whereby one person kills another person. Section 18 of the Crimes Act 1900, defines murder as an act or omission (eg. a failure to provide vital care) that causes death when accompanied by: an intention to kill another person; or an intention to inflict grievous bodily harm on a person; or reckless indifference to human life; or an attempt to commit or commit an offence carrying a penalty of at least 25 years. (This is known as constructive murder.)