CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IAD - Protecting vulnerable persons  

Division 6 - Miscellaneous  

SECTION 15YQ   Warnings etc. not to be given about vulnerable persons ' evidence  

(1)  
If there is a jury in a proceeding in which a person to whom subsection (2) applies has given or will give evidence, the judge is not to warn the jury, or suggest to the jury in any way:


(a) that the law regards persons to whom subsection (2) applies as an unreliable class of witness; or


(b) that the law requires greater or lesser weight to be given to evidence that is given by closed-circuit television or alternative arrangements under Division 4; or


(c) that the law requires greater or lesser weight to be given to evidence that is given by a video recording under Division 5 ; or


(d) that the law requires greater or lesser weight to be given to evidence because an adult accompanies the person under section 15YO .

(2)  


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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