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Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Current version for 14 May 2020 to date (accessed 3 June 2020 at 13:58)
159 Opening address to jury by accused person
(1) An accused person or his or her Australian legal practitioner may address the jury immediately after the opening address of the prosecutor.(2) Any such opening address is to be limited generally to an address on—(a) the matters disclosed in the prosecutor’s opening address, including those that are in dispute and those that are not in dispute, and(b) the matters to be raised by the accused person.(3) If the accused person intends to give evidence or to call any witness in support of the defence, the accused person or his or her Australian legal practitioner is entitled to open the case for the defence before calling evidence, whether or not an address has been made to the jury.