Australian Capital Territory Current Acts

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Compellability—reduced capacity

A person is not compellable to give evidence on a particular matter if the court is satisfied that—

        (a)     substantial cost or delay would be incurred in ensuring that the person would have the capacity to understand a question about the matter or to give an answer that can be understood to a question about the matter; and

        (b)     adequate evidence on the matter has been given, or will be able to be given, from 1 or more other people or sources.

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