CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IAD - Protecting vulnerable persons  

Division 4 - Special facilities for vulnerable persons to give evidence  

SECTION 15YJ   Giving evidence by closed-circuit television  

(1)  


If the vulnerable person ' s evidence is given by means of closed-circuit television from a location outside a courtroom:


(a) that location is taken to be part of the courtroom in which the proceeding is being held; and


(b) the court may order that a court officer be present at that location; and


(c) the court may order that another person be present with the vulnerable person:


(i) to act as an interpreter; or

(ii) to assist the vulnerable person with any difficulty in giving evidence associated with a disability; or

(iii) to provide the vulnerable person with other support.

(2)  


An order under paragraph (1)(b) or (c) does not limit the operation of section 15YO (about accompanying adults).

(3)  
The court may adjourn the proceeding, or a part of the proceeding, to a court or other place that is equipped with facilities for evidence to be given by means of closed-circuit television if:


(a) the court is not equipped with facilities for evidence to be given by means of closed-circuit television; or


(b) the court otherwise considers it appropriate to do so.




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