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Actions to be taken before requiring production of a document or other thing

Before a witness summoned to attend a preliminary inquiry is required to produce a document or other thing, the IBAC must—

        (a)     confirm the age of a witness if the IBAC considers that a witness may be under the age of 18 years;

        (b)     release any witness under the age of 16 years from compliance with any witness summons;

        (c)     inform the witness orally and in writing of the person's rights and obligations as specified in section 59F(3) unless the witness informs the IBAC that—

              (i)     an Australian legal practitioner has explained the statement referred to in section 59F(2)(c) to the witness before the examination; and

              (ii)     the witness does not wish to be informed of the statement referred to in  section 59F(2)(c) again;

S. 59(K)(d) amended by No. 2/2019 s. 57(Sch.  1 Pt A item 7).

        (d)     inform an Australian legal practitioner who is representing a witness or other person at the examination of any non‑disclosure requirements that apply under the Act and, in the case of an investigation of a public interest complaint, the confidentiality requirements under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012 ;

        (e)     take any other actions prescribed for the purposes of this subsection.

S. 59L inserted by No. 30/2016 s. 22.

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