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Right to an interpreter

    (1)     If a person in custody does not have a knowledge of the English language that is sufficient to enable the person to understand the questioning, an investigating official must, before any questioning or investigation under section 464A(2) commences, arrange for the presence of a competent interpreter and defer the questioning or investigation until the interpreter is present.

S. 464D(2) amended by No. 72/2013 s. 6.

    (2)     This section also applies to any questioning or investigation in accordance with an order made under section 464B(5) or any questioning conducted by consent under section 464B(11), unless Part IC of the Crimes Act 1914 of the Commonwealth applies.

    (3)     This section does not apply to questioning or investigation in connection with an offence under section 49(1) of the Road Safety Act 1986 .

S. 464E (Heading) inserted by No. 72/2004 s. 27(1).

S. 464E inserted by No. 37/1988 s. 5.

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