Part IAD - Protecting vulnerable persons  

Division 3 - Cross-examination  

SECTION 15YE   Disallowing inappropriate or aggressive cross-examination  


The court must disallow a question put to a person in cross-examination in a proceeding if:

(a) the question is inappropriate or unnecessarily aggressive; and

(b) the person is a person to whom subsection (3) applies.


In considering whether a question is inappropriate or unnecessarily aggressive, the court is to have regard to the person ' s personal characteristics, including his or her age, culture, mental capacity and gender.


This subsection applies to the following persons:

(a) for a child proceeding - a child witness;

(b) for a vulnerable adult proceeding - a vulnerable adult complainant;

(c) for a special witness proceeding - a special witness.

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