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COURT SECURITY ACT 2005 - SECT 9
Use of recording devices in court premises
(1) A person must not use a recording device to record sound or images (or
both) in court premises.
: Maximum penalty--200 penalty units or imprisonment
for 12 months (or both).
Note : This subsection only prohibits the use of a
recording device to record sound or images (or both) and not any other use of
the device. For example, this subsection would not prohibit a person from
using a mobile phone with recording capabilities to make a telephone call, but
would prohibit the use of the phone to record court proceedings.
Subsection (1) does not apply with respect to any of the following--
use of a recording device that has been expressly permitted by a
(b) the use by a lawyer of a recording device to record the
lawyer's own voice in a part of court premises other than a room where a court
(c) the use of a recording device by a person for the purpose of
transcribing court proceedings for the court,
(d) the use of a
recording device by a journalist while exercising a right referred to in
section 6 (2),
(e) the use of such recording devices in such other kinds of
circumstances as may be prescribed by the regulations.
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