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When court must direct presence of support person for complainant

S. 365(1) amended by No. 30/2010 s. 70.

    (1)     If the witness is a complainant in a criminal proceeding that relates (wholly or partly) to a charge for a sexual offence, the court must direct that an arrangement referred to in section 360(c) be made unless the court is satisfied that the complainant

        (a)     is aware of the right of the complainant to have a support person when giving evidence; and

        (b)     does not wish to have a support person.

    (2)     Subsection (1) applies whether the witness is to give evidence in the courtroom or in another place.

Ch. 8
Pt 8.2 Div. 5 (Heading) amended by No. 19/2017 s. 56.

Division 5—Use of recorded evidence-in-chief of children and cognitively impaired witnesses in sexual offence, assault and family violence matters

New s. 366 inserted by No. 68/2009 s. 50.

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