Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Historical version for 15 November 2010 to 6 December 2010 (accessed 23 November 2014 at 15:33) Current version

306ZI   Warning to jury

(1)  In any criminal proceeding in which the evidence of a vulnerable person is given by means of closed-circuit television facilities or any other similar technology (by virtue of section 306ZB), the judge must:
(a)  inform the jury that it is standard procedure for the evidence of vulnerable persons in such cases to be given by those means, and
(b)  warn the jury not to draw any inference adverse to the accused person or give the evidence any greater or lesser weight because of the use of those facilities or that technology.
(2)  In any criminal proceeding in which the evidence of a vulnerable person is given by means of closed-circuit television facilities or any other similar technology (by virtue of section 306ZC), the judge must warn the jury not to draw any inference adverse to the accused person or give the evidence any greater or lesser weight because of the use of those facilities or that technology.
(3)  In any criminal proceeding in which arrangements are made for a person to be with a vulnerable person giving evidence (by virtue of section 306ZD or 306ZK), the judge must:
(a)  inform the jury that it is standard procedure in such cases for vulnerable persons to choose a person to be with them, and
(b)  warn the jury not to draw any inference adverse to the accused person or give the evidence any greater or lesser weight because of the presence of that person.
(4)  In any criminal proceeding in which alternative arrangements for the giving of evidence by a vulnerable person are made (by virtue of section 306ZH or 306ZL), the judge must:
(a)  inform the jury that it is standard procedure in such cases for alternative arrangements to be used when vulnerable persons give evidence, and
(b)  warn the jury not to draw any inference adverse to the accused person or give the evidence any greater or lesser weight because of the use of those alternative arrangements.
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