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DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS ACT 1983 - SECT 15

Appearances by and on behalf of Director

             (1)  In:

                     (a)  proceedings:

                              (i)  instituted, taken over or carried on by the Director;

                             (ii)  to which the Director is, or is seeking to become, a party;

                            (iii)  in which the Director intervenes or seeks to intervene; or

                            (iv)  of a kind referred to in paragraph 6(1)(k);

                     (b)  an inquest or inquiry conducted under a law of the Commonwealth, being an inquest or inquiry in which the Director is assisting the coroner; or

                     (c)  proceedings by way of appeal from, or otherwise arising out of, proceedings of a kind referred to in paragraph (a) or an inquest or inquiry of the kind referred to in paragraph (b);

the Director may appear in person or may be represented:

                     (d)  by a member of the staff of the Office who is a legal practitioner;

                   (da)  by a member of the staff of a State or Territory authority who is a legal practitioner;

                     (e)  by counsel or solicitor; or

                      (f)  by the Australian Government Solicitor.

             (3)  In this section:

"State or Territory authority" means the agency of a State or Territory Government that is responsible for commencing and carrying on prosecutions on indictment for breaches of State or Territory law.



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