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COUNTY COURT ACT 1958 - SECT 4G

Sentencing procedure in Koori Court Division


S. 4G(1) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 35.8).

    (1)     This section applies to the Koori Court Division when it is considering the sentence to impose on an offender.

    (2)     The Koori Court Division may consider any oral statement made to it by an Aboriginal elder or respected person.

    (3)     The Koori Court Division may inform itself in any way it thinks fit, including by considering a report prepared by, or a statement or submission prepared or made to it by, or evidence given to it by—

        (a)     a Koori Court officer; or

        (b)     a community corrections officer appointed under Part 4 of the Corrections Act 1986 ; or

        (c)     a health service provider; or

        (d)     a victim of the offence; or

S. 4G(3)(e) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 35.9).

        (e)     a family member of the offender; or

        (f)     anyone else whom the Koori Court Division considers appropriate.

    (4)     Nothing in this section affects the requirement to observe the rules of natural justice.

    (5)     This section does not limit—

        (a)     any other power conferred on the court by or under this or any other Act or the rules; or

        (b)     any other specific provision made by or under this or any other Act or the rules for the making of any report, statement or submission, or the giving of any evidence, to the court for the purpose of assisting it in determining sentence.

S. 4G(6) inserted by No. 69/2009 s. 54(Sch. Pt 1 item 12.1).

    (6)     To avoid doubt, Part 3.10 of the Evidence Act 2008 does not apply to the Koori Court Division in considering the sentence to impose on an offender under this section, unless the Koori Court Division directs, in accordance with section 4(2) of the Evidence Act 2008 , that that Act applies.

No. 6117 s. 5.

S. 5
amended by Nos 7522 s. 3(2), 7705 s. 9(c), substituted by No. 19/1989 s. 7(f).



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