(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.