(1) In or before a criminal proceeding, a defendant may—
(a) admit matters of fact; and
(b) give any consent;
that a party to a civil proceeding may make or give.
(2) A defendant's admission or consent is not effective for subsection (1) unless—
(a) the defendant has been advised to do so by the defendant's Australian legal practitioner or legal counsel; or
(b) the court is satisfied that the defendant understands the consequences of making the admission or giving the consent.