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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.