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Meaning of criminal proceeding

             (1)  In this Part, criminal proceeding means a proceeding for the prosecution, whether summarily or on indictment, of an offence or offences.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, each of the following is part of a criminal proceeding :

                     (a)  a bail proceeding;

                     (b)  a committal proceeding;

                     (c)  the discovery, exchange, production, inspection or disclosure of intended evidence, documents and reports of persons intended to be called by a party to give evidence;

                     (d)  a sentencing proceeding;

                     (e)  an appeal proceeding;

                      (f)  a proceeding with respect to any matter in which a person seeks a writ of mandamus or prohibition or an injunction against an officer or officers of the Commonwealth (within the meaning of subsection 39B(1B) of the Judiciary Act 1903 ) in relation to:

                              (i)  a decision to prosecute a person for one or more offences against a law of the Commonwealth; or

                             (ii)  a related criminal justice process decision (within the meaning of subsection 39B(3) of that Act);

                     (g)  any other pre-trial, interlocutory or post-trial proceeding prescribed by regulations for the purposes of this paragraph.

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