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Content and form of witness summons

S. 59F(1) amended by No. 11/2021 s. 129.

    (1)     Subject to section 59E(1A), (1B) and (1C), a witness summons must require the person to whom it is directed to attend at a specified time and place on a specified date to produce to the IBAC any documents or other things described in the witness summons that are in the person's possession or control.

    (2)     A witness summons must—

        (a)     be in the prescribed form; and

        (b)     be accompanied by a copy of any relevant confidentiality notice; and

        (c)     be accompanied by a statement setting out the matters specified in subsection (3).

    (3)     A statement referred to in subsection (2)(c) must include the following—

        (a)     that failure to comply with the witness summons may be an offence and penalties may apply;

        (b)     that if the person summoned is under the age of 16 years at the date of issue of the witness summons, the person need not comply with the witness summons, subject to the requirements of section 59H;

        (c)     that the person is entitled to seek legal advice in relation to the witness summons;

        (d)     that a person may claim a privilege;

        (e)     that the person has a right to complain to the Victorian Inspectorate;

        (f)     any other prescribed matter.

S. 59G inserted by No. 30/2016 s. 22.

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