(1) In this Act, unless the context or subject-matter otherwise indicates or requires:
Accused person means an accused person, as referred to in the Bail Act 1978.
Attendance notice means a notice authorised to be issued under section 100AB.
authorised justice means:(a) a Magistrate or a Children’s Magistrate, or(b) a Justice employed in the Attorney General’s Department, or(c) a Justice employed in a prescribed office.
Bail has the same meaning as it has in the Bail Act 1978.
Chief Magistrate means the Chief Magistrate of the Local Courts appointed under the Local Courts Act 1982.
Committal proceedings means a hearing before a Justice or Justices for the purpose of deciding whether a person charged with an offence should be committed for trial or for sentence, and includes any proceedings that are preliminary thereto or ancillary thereto.
District Court means the District Court of New South Wales in its criminal jurisdiction (except where used in connection with registrars of the District Court).
Justice means a Justice of the Peace.
Local Court means a Local Court established under the Local Courts Act 1982.
Magistrate means a Magistrate within the meaning of the Local Courts Act 1982.
Regulations means regulations made under this Act.
Rule Committee means the Local Court Rule Committee established under the Local Courts Act 1982.(2)(a) Any reference in sections 35, 39, 40, 47, 73, 115, 118 and 119 to “deposition” or “depositions” shall, where the deposition or depositions was or were recorded by any of the means (other than writing) referred to in section 36 (4) or 70 (4), be read and construed as a reference to a transcript, certified in the manner prescribed, of the deposition or depositions as so recorded.(b) The reference in section 126 to “deposition” where firstly and lastly occurring shall, where the deposition was recorded by any of the means (other than writing) referred to in section 70 (4), be read and construed as a reference to a transcript, certified in the manner prescribed, of the deposition as so recorded.(c) Except in so far as the context or subject-matter otherwise indicates or requires, any reference in this Act (except in section 36 and in any other prescribed provision):(i) to a deposition includes a reference to a written statement, and(ii) to the taking of a deposition includes a reference to the admission of a written statement,admitted as evidence under section 48A.(3) Where the expression “accused person” is used in a provision of this Act, it refers to a person in his or her capacity as an accused person in relation only to the offence to or with which that provision relates or is connected.