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Application of this Division

    (1)     This Division applies to a criminal proceeding (other than a committal proceeding) that relates (wholly or partly) to a charge for—

        (a)     a sexual offence; or

S. 366(1)(ab) inserted by No. 19/2017 s. 57.

        (ab)     an offence where the conduct constituting the offence consists of family violence within the meaning of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 ; or

S. 366(1)(b) amended by Nos 48/2012 s. 21(a), 47/2016 s. 37(10)(a), 5/2018 s. 13.

        (b)     an indictable offence which involves an assault on, or injury or a threat of injury to, a person; or

S. 366(1)(c) inserted by No. 48/2012 s. 21(b), amended by No. 42/2015 s. 22,
repealed by No. 47/2016 s. 37(10)(b).

    *     *     *     *     *

S. 366(1)(d) inserted by No. 48/2012 s. 21(b), amended by No. 5/2018 s. 29.

        (d)     any offences against section 23 or 24 of the  Summary Offences Act 1966 if those offences are related offences to an offence specified in paragraph (a), (ab) or (b), despite whether any such related offences are withdrawn or dismissed before an offence against section 23 or  24 of the Summary Offences Act 1966 is heard and determined.


For committal proceedings see Chapter 4.

    (2)     This Division applies to a witness in a criminal proceeding referred to in subsection (1) if the witness is—

        (a)     a person under the age of 18 years; or

        (b)     a person with a cognitive impairment.

    (3)     In this Division, "witness" means a witness referred to in subsection (2).

New s. 367 inserted by No. 68/2009 s. 50.

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