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The Criminal Procedure Act 2009 has been in operation for a few years now. While there continues to be interpretation and amendment of its provisions, the transition from the old legislation to the new has successfully been made, and a blog exclusively dedicated to the Act is no longer necessary.

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359. Application of Division

359. Application of Division

(1) This Division applies to a criminal proceeding that relates (wholly or partly) to a charge for—

(a) a sexual offence; or

(b) an offence where the conduct constituting the offence consists of family violence within the meaning of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008.

(2) This Division applies to all witnesses (including complainants) in a criminal proceeding referred to in subsection (1).

(3) This Division applies at any stage of the criminal proceeding, including an appeal or rehearing.


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