Section 18 does not apply in a proceeding for an offence against or mentioned in the following provisions:
(a) an offence against the Crimes Act 1900 , parts 2 to 5, that is an offence against a person under 16 years old;
(b) an offence against the following provisions of the Children and Young People Act 2008 :
(i) section 423 (Offence—contravene care and protection order);
(ii) section 789 (Offence—contravene employment prohibition notice);
(iii) section 791 (Offence—contravene employment conditions notice);
(iv) section 803 (Offence—employment of child or young person under 15 years old in high risk employment);
(v) section 804 (Offence—contravene condition of permit);
(c) an offence that is a domestic violence offence within the meaning of the Domestic Violence and Protection Orders Act 2008 .
Note This section differs from the Commonwealth Act and NSW Act, s 19.