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Accused may admit matters and give consents

    (1)     In or before a criminal proceeding, a defendant may—

        (a)     admit matters of fact; and

        (b)     give any consent;

that a party to a civil proceeding may make or give.

    (2)     A defendant's admission or consent is not effective for subsection (1) unless—

        (a)     the defendant has been advised to do so by the defendant's Australian legal practitioner or legal counsel; or

        (b)     the court is satisfied that the defendant understands the consequences of making the admission or giving the consent.

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