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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT 1986 - SECT 289F
Complainant may give evidence in chief in form of recording
289F Complainant may give evidence in chief in form of recording
(1) In proceedings for a domestic violence offence, a complainant may give
evidence in chief of a representation made by the complainant wholly or partly
in the form of a recorded statement that is viewed or heard by the court.
A representation contained in a recorded statement may be in the form of
questions and answers.
(3) A recorded statement must contain the following
statements by the complainant--
(a) a statement as to the complainant's age,
(b) a statement as to the truth of the representation,
(c) any other matter
required by the rules.
(4) If the representation contained in a
recorded statement, or part of it, is in a language other than English--
the recorded statement must contain an English translation of the
representation or part, or
(b) a separate written English translation of the
representation or part must accompany the recorded statement.
complainant who gives evidence wholly or partly in the form of a
recorded statement must subsequently be available for cross-examination and
(a) orally in the courtroom, or
(b) in accordance with any
other alternative arrangements permitted for the complainant under this or any
(6) This section does not prevent a complainant from giving
evidence in any other manner permitted for the complainant under this Act or
any other law.
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