Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Current version for 14 May 2020 to date (accessed 4 June 2020 at 06:24)
289F   Complainant may give evidence in chief in form of recording
(1)  In proceedings for a domestic violence offence, a complainant may give evidence in chief of a representation made by the complainant wholly or partly in the form of a recorded statement that is viewed or heard by the court.
(2)  A representation contained in a recorded statement may be in the form of questions and answers.
(3)  A recorded statement must contain the following statements by the complainant—
(a)  a statement as to the complainant’s age,
(b)  a statement as to the truth of the representation,
(c)  any other matter required by the rules.
(4)  If the representation contained in a recorded statement, or part of it, is in a language other than English—
(a)  the recorded statement must contain an English translation of the representation or part, or
(b)  a separate written English translation of the representation or part must accompany the recorded statement.
(5)  A complainant who gives evidence wholly or partly in the form of a recorded statement must subsequently be available for cross-examination and re-examination—
(a)  orally in the courtroom, or
(b)  in accordance with any other alternative arrangements permitted for the complainant under this or any other Act.
(6)  This section does not prevent a complainant from giving evidence in any other manner permitted for the complainant under this Act or any other law.