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BROADCASTING SERVICES ACT 1992 - SECT 200

Protection of members and persons giving evidence

             (1)  A person who is a member of the panel conducting a hearing has in the performance of his or her duties as a member of the panel the same protection and immunity as a Justice of the High Court.

             (2)  A lawyer appearing before the ACMA at a hearing as the representative of another person has the same protection and immunity as a barrister has in appearing for a party in proceedings in the High Court.

             (3)  A person who is summoned to appear at a hearing, or a person who gives evidence or produces documents at an investigation by the ACMA or a hearing, has the same protection as a witness in a proceeding in the High Court.

             (4)  A person who gives evidence or produces documents at an investigation by the Commissioner has the same protection as a witness in a proceeding in the High Court.



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