CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IAD - Protecting vulnerable persons  

Division 1 - Introduction  

SECTION 15YA   15YA   Definitions  


In this Part, unless the contrary intention appears:

adult
means a person who is 18 or over.

child
means a person who is under 18.

child complainant
, in relation to a child proceeding, means a child who is, or is alleged to be, a victim of an offence, of a kind referred to in subsection 15Y(1) , to which the proceeding relates. The child need not be involved in the proceeding or the initiation of the proceeding.

child proceeding
means a proceeding to which subsection 15Y(1) applies.

child witness
, in relation to a child proceeding, means a child (including a child complainant) who is a witness in the proceeding.

closed-circuit television
includes any similar technology specified in the regulations.

credibility
has the meaning given by the Evidence Act 1995 .

cross-examination
has the meaning given by the Evidence Act 1995 .

evidence in chief
means evidence given in examination in chief within the meaning of the Evidence Act 1995 .

party
to a proceeding includes the prosecutor, each defendant and each person named in evidence given in the proceeding.

proceeding
means a proceeding to which one or more of subsections 15Y(1) , (2) and (3) apply.

special witness
has the meaning given by subsection 15YAB(1) .

special witness proceeding
means a proceeding to which subsection 15Y(3) applies.

vulnerable adult complainant
has the meaning given by section 15YAA .

vulnerable adult proceeding
means a proceeding to which subsection 15Y(2) applies.




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