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Compellability of domestic partners and others in certain criminal proceedings

Section 18 does not apply in a proceeding for an offence against or mentioned in the following provisions:

        (a)     an offence against the Crimes Act 1900

, parts 2 to 5, that is an offence against a person under 16 years old;

        (b)     an offence against the following provisions of the Children and Young People Act 2008


              (i)     section 423 (Offence—contravene care and protection order);

              (ii)     section 789 (Offence—contravene employment prohibition notice);

              (iii)     section 791 (Offence—contravene employment conditions notice);

              (iv)     section 803 (Offence—employment of child or young person under 15 years old in high risk employment);

              (v)     section 804 (Offence—contravene condition of permit);

        (c)     an offence if the conduct making up the offence is family violence under the Family Violence Act 2016


Note     This section differs from the Commonwealth Act

and NSW Act

, s 19.

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