(1) In this Part:
accused person means a person who stands, or any of the persons who stand, charged with an offence (whether summary or indictable), and includes the following:(a) in relation to proceedings for a summary offence, a defendant,(b) in relation to sentencing proceedings, a person who has been committed for sentence to the District Court or Supreme Court,(c) in relation to proceedings on an appeal against a conviction or sentence, the person convicted or sentenced.
criminal investigation means the investigation of an offence or alleged offence.
criminal proceedings means proceedings against a person for an offence (whether summary or indictable), and includes the following:(a) committal proceedings,(b) proceedings relating to bail,(c) proceedings relating to sentencing,(d) proceedings on an appeal against conviction or sentence.
prosecuting authority means:(a) in relation to criminal proceedings, the Director of Public Prosecutions, a delegate of the Director of Public Prosecutions, a police officer, or any other person acting in a public official capacity, who is responsible for the institution or conduct of a prosecution, and(b) in relation to a criminal investigation, a police officer or any other person acting in a public official capacity who is responsible for the conduct of a criminal investigation.
sensitive evidence has the meaning given by section 281B.(2) In this Part, a reference to an accused person or a prosecuting authority includes a reference to an Australian legal practitioner representing the accused person or the prosecuting authority.