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Compellability—Sovereign and others

    (1)     None of the following is compellable to give evidence:

        (a)     the Sovereign;

        (b)     the Governor-General;

        (c)     the Governor of a State;

        (d)     the Administrator of a Territory;

        (e)     a foreign sovereign or the Head of State of a foreign country.

    (2)     A member of a house of an Australian Parliament is not compellable to give evidence if the member would, if compelled to give evidence, be prevented from attending—

        (a)     a sitting of the house or a joint sitting of the Parliament; or

        (b)     if the member is a member of a committee of the house or the Parliament—a meeting of the committee.

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