(1) A person who is to be a witness or act as an interpreter in a proceeding may choose whether to take an oath or make an affirmation.
(2) The court must tell the person that the person has this choice, unless the court is satisfied that the person has already been told or knows about having the choice.
(3) The court may direct a person who is to be a witness to make an affirmation if—
(a) the person refuses to choose whether to take an oath or make an affirmation; or
(b) it is not reasonably practicable for the person to take an appropriate oath.
Note Subsection (2) differs from the Commonwealth Act, s 23.