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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 102J

Administration of oaths and affirmations

             (1)  An oath to be sworn, or an affirmation to be made, by a person (the remote person ) who is to give testimony by video link, audio link or other appropriate means in accordance with this Division may be administered:

                     (a)  by means of the video link or audio link, as the case may be, in a way that, as nearly as practicable, corresponds to the way in which the oath or affirmation would be administered if the remote person were to give testimony in the courtroom or other place where the court or the Judge is sitting; or

                     (b)  if the court or the Judge allows another person who is present at the place where the remote person is located to administer the oath or affirmation--by that other person.

             (2)  In this section:

"courtroom or other place where the court or the Judge is sitting " , in relation to a split court, means the courtroom or other place where the presiding Judge of the split court is sitting.



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