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ROYAL COMMISSIONS ACT 1902


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   1A.     Power to issue Royal Commission  
   1B.     Definitions  
   1C.     Application of the Criminal Code  

   PART 2--HEARINGS AND COERCIVE AND OTHER POWERS OF ROYAL COMMISSIONS

   2.      Power to summon witnesses and take evidence  
   3.      Failure of witnesses to attend, produce documents or give information or statements  
   4.      Search warrants  
   5.      Application by telephone for search warrants  
   6.      Penalty for refusing to be sworn or to give evidence  
   6AA.    Legal professional privilege  
   6AB.    Offences relating to claims for legal professional privilege  
   6A.     Self incrimination  
   6B.     Arrest of witness failing to appear  
   6C.     Acts or omissions on different days to constitute separate offences  
   6D.     Rights of witness  
   6DD.    Statements made by witness not admissible in evidence against the witness  
   6F.     Power of Commission in relation to documents and other things  
   6FA.    Examination of witnesses by counsel etc.  
   6G.     Witness to be paid expenses  

   PART 3--OFFENCES

   6H.     False or misleading evidence  
   6I.     Bribery of witness  
   6J.     Fraud on witness  
   6K.     Destroying documents or other things  
   6L.     Preventing witness from attending  
   6M.     Injury to witness  
   6N.     Dismissal by employers of witness  
   6O.     Contempt of Royal Commission  

   PART 4--PRIVATE SESSIONS FOR CERTAIN ROYAL COMMISSIONS

           Division 1--Preliminary

   6OA.    Definitions  
   6OAB.   Royal Commissions to which this Part applies  

           Division 2--Private sessions

   6OB.    Power to hold private sessions  
   6OC.    Status of private sessions etc.  
   6OE.    Certain statements made and documents produced etc. not admissible in evidence  
   6OF.    Protection of those who appear, or are authorised to be present, at a private session  

           Division 3--Privacy in relation to private sessions

   6OG.    Privacy of private sessions  
   6OH.    Offence for unauthorised use or disclosure of information given at a private session etc.  
   6OJ.    Inclusion of information in reports and recommendations  
   6OK.    Defence for disclosure to person who provided the information  
   6OL.    No other exceptions under other laws  
   6OM.    Relationship with the Archives Act 1983  
   6ON.    Protection of certain information given to the Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission  

   PART 5--MISCELLANEOUS

   6P.     Commission may communicate information  
   7.      Protection to Commissioners etc.  
   7AA.    Commission may have concurrent functions and powers under State laws  
   7A.     Effect of Royal Commissioner having authority to inquire under foreign law  
   7B.     Commission may take evidence outside Australia  
   7C.     Statements made by witness not admissible in evidence against the witness  
   7D.     Certain evidence before a State Commission inadmissible in Commonwealth proceedings  
   8.      Allowances to witnesses  
   9.      Custody and use of records of Royal Commission  
   10.     Institution of proceedings in respect of other offences  
   15.     Costs  
   16.     Evidence of issue of Commission etc.  
   17.     Regulations  


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