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1 the witness is likely to suffer severe emotional trauma because of the nature of the alleged offence
2 the witness is intimidated or distressed because of the witness's relationship to the accused person
Note An example is part of the Act, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132).
(2) In this section:
relevant person—see section 38AA.
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25A New part 10
Part 10 Transitional—Sexual and Violent Offences Legislation Amendment Act 2008
150 Application of amendments
The amendments to this Act made by the Sexual and Violent Offences Legislation Amendment Act 2008, part 2 do not apply to a proceeding if the hearing of the proceeding has started before the commencement of that part.
151 Expiry—pt 10
This part expires 1 year after the day it commences.
Dictionary, proposed new definitions
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less serious violent offence, for part 4 (Evidence in criminal proceedings)—see section 37.
relevant person, for division 4.2 (Sexual and violent offence proceedings—general)—see section 38AA.
serious violent offence, for part 4 (Evidence in criminal proceedings)—see section 37.
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34 New chapter 12