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Consent required for certain prosecutions

    (1)     A proceeding for an offence against any of the following provisions must not be started without the consent of the Attorney-General or the director of public prosecutions:

        (a)     section 702 (Aggravated perjury);

        (b)     section 703 (Perjury);

        (c)     section 707 (Corruption in relation to legal proceedings);

        (d)     section 708 (Deceiving witness, interpreter, intermediary or juror);

        (e)     section 709 (Threatening etc witness, interpreter, intermediary or juror);

        (f)     section 716 (Compounding of offence);

        (g)     section 717 (Accessory after the fact).

    (2)     However, a person may be arrested for, charged with, or remanded in custody or granted bail for, an offence mentioned in subsection (1) before the consent has been given.

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