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EVIDENCE ACT 1995 - SECT 19

Compellability of spouses and others in certain criminal proceedings

19 Compellability of spouses and others in certain criminal proceedings

Section 18 does not apply:

(a) in proceedings for an offence against or referred to in the following provisions of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 :
(i) section 222 (Endangering children in employment),
(ii) section 223 (Certain employers of children to be authorised),
(iii) section 227 (Child and young person abuse),
(iv) section 228 (Neglect of children and young persons), or
(b) if the person could be compelled to give evidence in proceedings under section 279 (Compellability of family members to give evidence in certain proceedings) of the Criminal Procedure Act 1986 .
Note : This section differs from section 19 of the Commonwealth Act.



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