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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 9 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 3556..


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Clause 9

Proposed new section 39 (4)

Page 10, line 1—

omit proposed new section 39 (4), substitute

(4) However, an order under this section does not stop the following people from being in court when the witness gives evidence:

(a) a person nominated by the witness;

(b) a person who attends the proceeding to prepare a news report of the proceeding and is authorised to attend for that purpose by the person's employer.

Note Publishing certain information in relation to sexual offence proceedings is an offence (see s 40).

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Clause 11

Proposed new section 40E (2A)

Page 13, line 14

insert

(2A) The audiovisual recording must show enough of the witness's body to ensure the witness's demeanour and body language is visible to a person viewing the recording.

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Clause 25

Proposed new section 81D (4)

Page 32, line 12

omit proposed new section 81D (4), substitute

(4) However, an order under this section does not stop the following people from being in court when the witness gives evidence:

(a) a person nominated by the witness;

(b) a person who attends the proceeding to prepare a news report of the proceeding and is authorised to attend for that purpose by the person's employer.

Note Publishing certain information in relation to sexual offence proceedings is an offence (see s 40).


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