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Protection from criminal proceedings--Commissioner, Classification Board etc.

             (1)  For the purposes of this section, each of the following is a protected person :

                     (a)  the Commissioner;

                    (aa)  a member of an advisory committee established under section 183A;

                     (b)  a member of the staff of the ACMA;

                     (c)  an officer or employee whose services are made available to the ACMA under paragraph 55(1)(a) of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 ;

                     (d)  a person engaged under subsection 185(1);

                     (e)  a consultant engaged under section 187;

                      (f)  a member or temporary member of the Classification Board;

                     (g)  a member of staff assisting the Classification Board as mentioned in section 88A of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 ;

                     (h)  a consultant engaged to assist in the performance of the functions of the Classification Board.

             (2)  Criminal proceedings do not lie against a protected person for or in relation to:

                     (a)  the collection of material; or

                     (b)  the possession of material; or

                     (c)  the distribution of material; or

                     (d)  the delivery of material; or

                     (e)  the copying of material; or

                      (f)  the doing of any other thing in relation to material;

in connection with the exercise of a power, or the performance of a function, conferred on the Commissioner or the Classification Board by or under this Act.

             (3)  For the purposes of this section, possession includes have in custody or control.

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