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EVIDENCE ACT 1995 - SECT 15

Compellability: Sovereign and others

15 Compellability: Sovereign and others

(1) None of the following is compellable to give evidence:
(a) the Sovereign,
(b) the Governor-General,
(c) the Governor of a State,
(d) the Administrator of a Territory,
(e) a foreign sovereign or the Head of State of a foreign country.
(2) A member of a House of an Australian Parliament is not compellable to give evidence if the member would, if compelled to give evidence, be prevented from attending:
(a) a sitting of that House, or a joint sitting of that Parliament, or
(b) a meeting of a committee of that House or that Parliament, being a committee of which he or she is a member.



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