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CRIMINAL CODE REGULATIONS 2019 (F2019L00561) - REG 7

AFP to inform relevant persons of request and contact details

             (1)  This section applies if an issuing court requests a legal aid commission under section 6 to arrange the legal representation of a young person in proceedings relating to a control order.

Informing the legal aid commission

             (2)  An AFP member, or a legal representative of the Australian Federal Police, must:

                     (a)  in writing, inform the chief executive officer of the legal aid commission of the request; and

                     (b)  give the legal aid commission the following information that the AFP member or legal representative has:

                              (i)  the young person's name;

                             (ii)  the young person's residential address;

                            (iii)  the young person's contact details, including a telephone number and an email address;

                            (iv)  the young person's date of birth;

                             (v)  the name, residential address and contact details of at least one parent or guardian of the young person;

                            (vi)  if the young person requires assistance with communication--information about the assistance required.

Note:       For subparagraph (b)(vi), a young person may need assistance with communication because, for example, the person is deaf or hearing impaired, is unable to read, has a mental impairment, or requires an interpreter.

Informing the young person

             (3)  An AFP member, or a legal representative of the Australian Federal Police, must:

                     (a)  inform the young person of the request; and

                     (b)  give the young person sufficient information about the legal aid commission to enable the young person to contact and, if necessary, attend the legal aid commission, including the following information that the AFP member or legal representative has:

                              (i)  the name of the legal aid commission;

                             (ii)  the legal aid commission's business address (not being a post box);

                            (iii)  the legal aid commission's contact details, including a telephone number and an email address;

                            (iv)  any other information about the legal aid commission provided by the issuing court; and

                     (c)  ensure that the young person understands the information provided to them under paragraphs (a) and (b) (taking into account the person's age, language skills, mental capacity and any other relevant factor).

             (4)  Subsection (3) does not apply if the actions of the young person make it impracticable for the AFP member or legal representative to comply with that subsection.

Informing a parent or guardian of the young person

             (5)  An AFP member, or a legal representative of the Australian Federal Police, must take reasonable steps to:

                     (a)  inform at least one parent or guardian of the young person of the request; and

                     (b)  give the parent or guardian the information about the legal aid commission that is required to be provided to the young person under paragraph (3)(b).

Timing

             (6)  An AFP member or legal representative of the Australian Federal Police complying with subsection (2), (3) or (5) must do so as soon as practicable after the issuing court makes the request and at least 48 hours before the next day when the court will conduct proceedings relating to the control order.



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