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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT 2009 - NOTES

Version No. 066

No. 7 of 2009

Version incorporating amendments as at
30 November 2018

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Version No. 066

Criminal Procedure Act 2009

No. 7 of 2009
Version incorporating amendments as at
30 November 2018

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Endnotes

    1     General information

    See www.legislation.vic.gov.au for Victorian Bills, Acts and current Versions of legislation and up-to-date legislative information.

Minister's second reading speech—

    Legislative Assembly: 4 December 2008

    Legislative Council: 5 February 2009

    The long title for the Bill for this Act was "A Bill for an Act to provide for procedures for the initiation and conduct of criminal proceedings and appeals in criminal proceedings, to amend the Crimes Act 1958, the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997, the Magistrates' Court Act 1989, the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005, the Sentencing Act 1991 and the Appeal Costs Act 1998 and to repeal the Crimes (Criminal Trials) Act 1999 and for other purposes."

        Constitution Act 1975:

    Section 85(5) statement:

    Legislative Assembly: 4 December 2008

    Legislative Council: 5 February 2009

    Absolute majorities:

    Legislative Assembly: 5 February 2009

    Legislative Council: 26 February 2009

The Criminal Procedure Act 2009 was assented to on 10 March 2009 and came into operation as follows:

Chapter 1 (sections 1–4) on 11 March 2009: section 2(1); sections 5–436, 438, 439 on 1 January 2010: Government Gazette 10 December 2009 page 3215; section 437 never proclaimed, repealed by No. 30/2010 section 73.

INTERPRETATION OF LEGISLATION ACT 1984 (ILA)

Style changes

Section 54A of the ILA authorises the making of the style changes set out in Schedule 1 to that Act.

References to ILA s. 39B

Sidenotes which cite ILA s. 39B refer to section 39B of the ILA which provides that where an undivided section or clause of a Schedule is amended by the insertion of one or more subsections or subclauses, the original section or clause becomes subsection or subclause (1) and is amended by the insertion of the expression "(1)" at the beginning of the original section or clause.

Interpretation

As from 1 January 2001, amendments to section 36 of the ILA have the following effects:

•     Headings

All headings included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 form part of that Act. Any heading inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, forms part of that Act. This includes headings to Parts, Divisions or Subdivisions in a Schedule; sections; clauses; items; tables; columns; examples; diagrams; notes or forms. See section 36(1A)(2A).

•     Examples, diagrams or notes

All examples, diagrams or notes included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 form part of that Act. Any examples, diagrams or notes inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, form part of that Act. See section 36(3A).

•     Punctuation

All punctuation included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 forms part of that Act. Any punctuation inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, forms part of that Act. See section 36(3B).

•     Provision numbers

All provision numbers included in an Act form part of that Act, whether inserted in the Act before, on or after 1 January 2001. Provision numbers include section numbers, subsection numbers, paragraphs and subparagraphs. See section 36(3C).

•     Location of "legislative items"

A "legislative item" is a penalty, an example or a note. As from 13 October 2004, a legislative item relating to a provision of an Act is taken to be at the foot of that provision even if it is preceded or followed by another legislative item that relates to that provision. For example, if a penalty at the foot of a provision is followed by a note, both of these legislative items will be regarded as being at the foot of that provision. See section 36B.

•     Other material

Any explanatory memorandum, table of provisions, endnotes, index and other material printed after the Endnotes does not form part of an Act.
See section 36(3)(3D)(3E).

    2     Table of Amendments

This publication incorporates amendments made to the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 by Acts and subordinate instruments.

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Criminal Procedure Act 2009, No. 7/2009

Assent Date:

10.3.09

Commencement Date:

S. 438 on 1.1.12: s. 438

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Bus Safety Act 2009, No. 13/2009 (as amended by No. 68/2009)

Assent Date:

7.4.09

Commencement Date:

S. 79 on 31.12.10: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Criminal Procedure Amendment (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2009, No. 68/2009

Assent Date:

24.11.09

Commencement Date:

Ss 3–58 on 25.11.09: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Statute Law Amendment (Evidence Consequential Provisions) Act 2009, No. 69/2009

Assent Date:

24.11.09

Commencement Date:

S. 54(Sch. Pt 1 item 14), (Sch. Pt 2 item 18) on 1.1.10: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Act 2009, No. 87/2009

Assent Date:

15.12.09

Commencement Date:

S. 6 on 16.12.09: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Transport Integration Act 2010, No. 6/2010 (as amended by No. 45/2010)

Assent Date:

2.3.10

Commencement Date:

S. 203(1)(Sch. 6 item 11) on 1.7.10: Special Gazette (No. 256) 30.6.10 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2010, No. 30/2010

Assent Date:

8.6.10

Commencement Date:

S. 77 on 1.1.10: s. 2(2); ss 56–76 on 26.6.10: Government Gazette 24.6.10 p. 1274

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Courts Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Act 2010, No. 34/2010

Assent Date:

15.6.10

Commencement Date:

S. 47 on 1.1.11: s. 2(5)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Consumer Affairs Legislation Amendment (Reform) Act 2010, No. 63/2010

Assent Date:

28.9.10

Commencement Date:

S. 81(Sch. item 5) on 1.11.10: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Marine Safety Act 2010, No. 65/2010

Assent Date:

28.9.10

Commencement Date:

S. 420(Sch. 3 item 4) on 1.7.12: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Bail Amendment Act 2010, No. 70/2010

Assent Date:

19.10.10

Commencement Date:

S. 36 on 1.1.11: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Statute Law Revision Act 2011, No. 29/2011

Assent Date:

21.6.11

Commencement Date:

S. 3(Sch. 1 item 24) on 22.6.11: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Sentencing Amendment (Community Correction Reform) Act 2011, No. 65/2011 (as amended by No. 43/2012)

Assent Date:

22.11.11

Commencement Date:

S. 107(Sch. item 4) on 16.1.12: Special Gazette (No. 423) 21.12.11 p. 3

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Justice Legislation Further Amendment Act 2011, No. 67/2011

Assent Date:

29.11.11

Commencement Date:

S. 3 on 30.11.11: s. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Criminal Procedure Amendment (Double Jeopardy and Other Matters) Act 2011, No. 81/2011

Assent Date:

21.12.11

Commencement Date:

S. 22(1)−(3) on 21.12.11: s. 2(1); ss 3–19 on 18.3.12: Special Gazette (No. 66) 6.3.12 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012, No. 20/2012

Assent Date:

1.5.12

Commencement Date:

S. 226(Sch. 5 item 10) on 26.11.12: Special Gazette (No. 384) 20.11.12 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Courts and Sentencing Legislation Amendment Act 2012, No. 26/2012

Assent Date:

29.5.12

Commencement Date:

Ss 73, 74 on 16.7.12: Special Gazette (No. 237) 3.7.12 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Criminal Procedure Amendment Act 2012, No. 48/2012

Assent Date:

4.9.12

Commencement Date:

Ss 4–9, 11–32 on 5.9.12: s. 2(1); s. 10 on 1.11.12: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing Acts Amendment (Victims of Crime) Act 2012, No. 49/2012

Assent Date:

4.9.12

Commencement Date:

Ss 3–5 on 31.1.13: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (NOPSEMA) Act 2012, No. 74/2012

Assent Date:

4.12.12

Commencement Date:

S. 55 on 1.1.13: s. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Integrity and Accountability Legislation Amendment Act 2012, No. 82/2012

Assent Date:

18.12.12

Commencement Date:

S. 160 on 10.2.13: Special Gazette (No. 32) 6.2.13 p. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Jury Directions Act 2013, No. 12/2013

Assent Date:

13.3.13

Commencement Date:

Ss 29–32 on 1.7.13: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Rail Safety National Law Application Act 2013, No. 22/2013

Assent Date:

23.4.13

Commencement Date:

S. 80 on 19.5.14: Special Gazette (No. 148) 13.5.14 p. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Sentencing Amendment (Abolition of Suspended Sentences and Other Matters) Act 2013, No. 32/2013

Assent Date:

4.6.13

Commencement Date:

S. 43 on 5.6.13: s. 2(1); s. 53 on 19.4.14: Special Gazette (No. 122) 15.4.14 p. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Road Safety and Sentencing Acts Amendment Act 2013, No. 56/2013

Assent Date:

24.9.13

Commencement Date:

S. 34 on 25.9.13: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013, No. 67/2013

Assent Date:

12.11.13

Commencement Date:

S. 649(Sch. 9 item 10) on 1.7.14: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Justice Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous) Act 2013, No. 77/2013

Assent Date:

17.12.13

Commencement Date:

S. 17 on 18.12.13: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014, No. 17/2014

Assent Date:

25.3.14

Commencement Date:

S. 160(Sch. 2 item 30) on 1.7.15: Special Gazette (No. 151) 16.6.15 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Mental Health Act 2014, No. 26/2014

Assent Date:

8.4.14

Commencement Date:

S. 455(Sch. item 8) on 1.7.14: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Victoria Police Amendment (Consequential and Other Matters) Act 2014, No. 37/2014

Assent Date:

3.6.14

Commencement Date:

S. 10(Sch. item 41) on 1.7.14: Special Gazette (No. 200) 24.6.14 p. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Fines Reform Act 2014, No. 47/2014

Assent Date:

1.7.14

Commencement Date:

Ss 256–259 on 31.12.17: Special Gazette (No. 443) 19.12.17 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Crime Statistics Act 2014, No. 54/2014

Assent Date:

26.8.14

Commencement Date:

S. 16 on 1.1.15: Special Gazette (No. 364) 14.10.14 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Criminal Organisations Control and Other Acts Amendment Act 2014, No. 55/2014

Assent Date:

26.8.14

Commencement Date:

Ss 168, 171 on 27.8.14: s. 2(1); ss 108–118 on 1.10.14: Special Gazette (No. 330) 23.9.14 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Powers of Attorney Act 2014, No. 57/2014

Assent Date:

26.8.14

Commencement Date:

S. 150 on 1.9.15: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014, No. 60/2014

Assent Date:

2.9.14

Commencement Date:

S. 140(Sch. 3 item 10) on 17.9.14: Special Gazette (No. 317) 16.9.14 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Crimes Amendment (Sexual Offences and Other Matters) Act 2014, No. 74/2014

Assent Date:

21.10.14

Commencement Date:

S. 10 on 22.10.14: s. 2(1); ss 11–16 on 1.7.15: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Jury Directions Act 2015, No. 14/2015

Assent Date:

12.5.15

Commencement Date:

S. 80 on 13.5.15: s. 2(1); s. 69(4)–(6) on 29.6.15: s. 2(4)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2015, No. 20/2015

Assent Date:

16.6.15

Commencement Date:

S. 42 on 17.6.15: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Crimes Amendment (Child Pornography and Other Matters) Act 2015, No. 42/2015

Assent Date:

22.9.15

Commencement Date:

Ss 12–23 on 1.12.15: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Bail Amendment Act 2016, No. 1/2016

Assent Date:

16.2.16

Commencement Date:

S. 22(2) on 2.5.16: Special Gazette (No. 103) 19.4.16 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Justice Legislation Further Amendment Act 2016, No. 3/2016

Assent Date:

16.2.16

Commencement Date:

Ss 60–84 on 1.5.16: Special Gazette (No. 114) 26.4.16 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Confiscation and Other Matters Amendment Act 2016, No. 27/2016

Assent Date:

31.5.16

Commencement Date:

S. 45 on 1.6.16: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 2016, No. 28/2016

Assent Date:

31.5.16

Commencement Date:

Ss 9, 10 on 1.6.16: s. 2(1); s. 12 on 6.2.17: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Justice Legislation (Evidence and Other Acts) Amendment Act 2016, No. 38/2016

Assent Date:

28.6.16

Commencement Date:

S. 9 on 12.9.16: Special Gazette (No. 278) 6.9.16 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Crimes Amendment (Sexual Offences) Act 2016, No. 47/2016

Assent Date:

6.9.16

Commencement Date:

S. 37 on 1.7.17: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Crimes Amendment (Carjacking and Home Invasion) Act 2016, No. 50/2016

Assent Date:

18.10.16

Commencement Date:

S. 8 on 7.12.16: Special Gazette (No. 375) 6.12.16 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Crimes Legislation Further Amendment Act 2017, No. 6/2017

Assent Date:

15.3.17

Commencement Date:

Ss 3–9 on 1.4.17: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Heritage Act 2017, No. 7/2017

Assent Date:

15.3.17

Commencement Date:

S. 299 on 1.11.17: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Family Violence Protection Amendment Act 2017, No. 19/2017

Assent Date:

16.5.17

Commencement Date:

Ss 56–58 on 29.3.18: Special Gazette (No. 136) 27.3.18 p. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Building Amendment (Enforcement and Other Measures) Act 2017, No. 21/2017

Assent Date:

23.5.17

Commencement Date:

S. 112 on 24.5.17: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Sex Offenders Registration Amendment (Miscellaneous) Act 2017, No. 25/2017

Assent Date:

20.6.17

Commencement Date:

S. 56 on 1.3.18: s. 2(4)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Bail Amendment (Stage One) Act 2017, No. 26/2017

Assent Date:

27.6.17

Commencement Date:

S. 22 on 21.5.18: Special Gazette (No. 218) 15.5.18 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Jury Directions and Other Acts Amendment Act 2017, No. 37/2017

Assent Date:

29.8.17

Commencement Date:

Ss 11–16 on 1.10.17: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Justice Legislation Amendment (Court Security, Juries and Other Matters) Act 2017, No. 38/2017

Assent Date:

29.8.17

Commencement Date:

S. 83 on 30.8.17: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Children and Justice Legislation Amendment (Youth Justice Reform) Act 2017, No. 43/2017

Assent Date:

26.9.17

Commencement Date:

S. 64(4) on 30.11.17: Special Gazette (No. 406) 28.11.17 p. 1; s. 35 on 26.2.18: Special Gazette (No. 406) 28.11.17 p. 1; ss 25–27, 36 on 5.4.18: Special Gazette (No. 136) 27.3.18 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Amendment (Governance) Act 2017, No. 57/2017

Assent Date:

8.11.17

Commencement Date:

S. 47 on 27.2.18: Special Gazette (No. 49) 13.2.18 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Bail Amendment (Stage Two) Act 2018, No. 3/2018

Assent Date:

27.2.18

Commencement Date:

S. 27 on 5.4.18: Special Gazette (No. 136) 27.3.18 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Justice Legislation Amendment (Victims) Act 2018, No. 5/2018

Assent Date:

27.2.18

Commencement Date:

Ss 11–17, 25–31 on 28.2.18: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Major Events Legislation Amendment (Ticket Scalping and Other Matters) Act 2018, No. 13/2018

Assent Date:

15.5.18

Commencement Date:

S. 27 on 1.6.18: Special Gazette (No. 248) 29.5.18 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Serious Offenders Act 2018, No. 27/2018

Assent Date:

26.6.18

Commencement Date:

S. 357 on 3.9.18: Special Gazette (No. 356) 31.7.18 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Justice Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Act 2018, No. 32/2018

Assent Date:

7.8.18

Commencement Date:

S. 132 on 30.11.18: Special Gazette (No. 497) 23.10.18 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Justice Legislation Amendment (Family Violence Protection and Other Matters) Act 2018, No. 33/2018

Assent Date:

14.8.18

Commencement Date:

S. 116 on 3.10.18: Special Gazette (No. 456) 2.10.18 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Act 2018, No. 48/2018

Assent Date:

25.9.18

Commencement Date:

Ss 32–38, 40–42 on 28.10.18: Special Gazette (No. 480) 16.10.18 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

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    3     Amendments Not in Operation

This publication does not include amendments made to the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 by the following Act/s.

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Criminal Procedure Act 2009, No. 7/2009

Assent Date:

10.3.09

Commencement Date:

S. 387P inserted on 3.10.18 by No. 33/2018 s. 116: Special Gazette (No. 456) 2.10.18 p. 1

Note:

S. 387P repeals Ch. 8 Pt 8.2 Div. 7B (ss 387C–387P) on 3.10.22

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018, No. 6/2018

Assent Date:

27.2.18

Commencement Date:

S. 68(Sch. 2 item 38) not yet proclaimed

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Justice Legislation Amendment (Family Violence Protection and Other Matters) Act 2018, No. 33/2018

Assent Date:

14.8.18

Commencement Date:

Ss 38, 46 not yet proclaimed

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018, No. 39/2018

Assent Date:

28.8.18

Commencement Date:

S. 35 not yet proclaimed

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Act 2018, No. 48/2018

Assent Date:

25.9.18

Commencement Date:

Ss 20–31 on 3.3.19: Special Gazette (No. 480) 16.10.18 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

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At the date of this publication, the following provisions amending the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 were Not in Operation:

Amending Act/s:

Criminal Procedure Act 2009, No. 7/2009

        387P     Repeal of Division

This Division is repealed on the 4th anniversary of its commencement.

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Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018, No. 6/2018

Schedule 2—Further consequential amendments

        38     Criminal Procedure Act 2009

    38.1     In sections 12(5), 19(2), 37(2), 68(1)(a)(i), 68(1)(b), 83(4), 84(6), 106(2)(a), 113(1), 141(2)(a)(i), 141(2)(b), 174(3) and 228(1)(a)(i), after "sworn" insert "or affirmed".

    38.2     In section 49(4), after "sworn" insert ", affirmed".

    38.3     In section 49(5)—

        (a)     after "unsworn" insert ", unaffirmed";

        (b)     after "sworn" insert ", affirmed".

    38.4     In section 331(5), after "sworn" insert "(by jurors taking an oath or making an affirmation)".

    38.5     In section 397 after "sworn" insert "or affirmed".

    38.6     In section 399—

        (a)     in subsection (1)(a), after "sworn" insert "or affirmed";

        (b)     in subsections (1)(c), (3) and (4), for "declaration" substitute "statutory declaration".

    38.7     For item 31 of Schedule 3 substitute

    "31     An authorised affidavit taker within the meaning of the Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018.".

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Justice Legislation Amendment (Family Violence Protection and Other Matters) Act 2018, No. 33/2018

        38     Consequential amendment of Criminal Procedure Act 2009

In the note at the foot of section 11(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009, after "Family Violence Court Division" insert
", the Specialist Family Violence Court Division".

        46     Consequential amendment of Criminal Procedure Act 2009

In the note at the foot of section 11(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 omit "the Family Violence Court Division,".

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Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018, No. 39/2018

        35     Criminal Procedure Act 2009

For clause 9 of Schedule 2 to the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 substitute

        "     9     Environment Protection Act 2017

    9.1     Indictable offences under the Environment Protection Act 2017.".

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Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Act 2018, No. 48/2018

        20     Section 99 repealed

Section 99 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 is repealed.

        21     Hearings in a committal proceeding and attendance of accused

    (1)     In section 100(1)(f) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009, before "a" insert "subject to subsection (1A),".

    (2)     After section 100(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 insert

    "(1A)     A committal hearing is not to be held in a committal proceeding to which section 123 applies.

Note

Section 123 provides that there is to be no cross-examination in certain sexual offence cases.".

        22     Contents of case direction notice

For note 1 at the foot of section 119(c) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 substitute

"1     Section 123 provides that there is to be no cross-examination in certain sexual offence cases.

1A     At a committal mention hearing, the Magistrates' Court may grant leave to cross-examine a witness on one or more issues. If the Magistrates' Court grants leave to cross-examine a witness, the court must identify each issue on which the witness may be cross-examined. See section 124(6).".

        23     Late application for leave to cross-examine witness

At the foot of section 120(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 insert

"Note

Section 123 provides that there is to be no cross-examination in certain sexual offence cases.".

        24     Section 123 substituted

For section 123 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 substitute

        "     123     No cross-examination in certain sexual offence cases

Despite anything to the contrary in this Part, the Magistrates' Court must not grant leave to cross-examine a witness in a proceeding that relates (wholly or partly) to a charge for a sexual offence if the complainant was a child or a person with a cognitive impairment when the criminal proceeding commenced.".

        25     Leave required to cross-examine other witnesses

    (1)     After the heading to section 124 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 insert

    "(1AA)     This section does not apply to a committal proceeding to which section 123 applies.

Note

Section 123 provides that there is to be no cross-examination in certain sexual offence cases.".

    (2)     In section 124(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 omit "(other than a witness referred to in section 123)".

        26     Committal mention hearing

    (1)     In section 125(1)(c) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009, before "hear" insert "subject to subsection (1A),".

    (2)     In section 125(1)(d) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009, before "fix" insert "subject to subsection (1A),".

    (3)     After section 125(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 insert

    "(1A)     Subsection (1)(c) and (d) do not apply to a committal mention hearing that is held in a committal proceeding to which section 123 applies.

Note

Section 123 provides that there is to be no cross-examination in certain sexual offence cases.".

        27     Determination of committal proceeding where hand-up brief used

    (1)     For section 141(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 substitute

    "(1)     After the evidence for the prosecution is concluded, the Magistrates' Court must enquire—

        (a)     except in a committal proceeding to which section 123 applies, whether the accused intends to call any witness; and

Note

Section 123 provides that there is to be no cross-examination in certain sexual offence cases.

        (b)     whether the accused intends to make any submission.".

    (2)     In section 141(2) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

        (a)     for "must inform the accused, in a manner likely to be understood by the accused, that—" substitute "must—";

        (b)     in paragraph (a), for "the accused has the right" substitute "inform the accused that the accused has the right";

        (c)     for paragraph (b) substitute

    "(b)     except in a committal proceeding to which section 123 applies, inform the accused that whatever choice referred to in paragraph (a) is made, the accused may call any witnesses to give sworn or affirmed evidence for the accused.".

    (3)     After section 141(2) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 insert

    "(2A)     The Magistrates' Court is required to give information referred to in subsection (2) in a manner likely to be understood by the accused.".

        28     Part 4.11 repealed

Part 4.11 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 is repealed.

        29     New Division heading inserted

After section 197 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 insert

"Division 3A—Pre-trial taking of evidence and cross-examination".

        30     Order for taking evidence from a witness before trial

    (1)     In section 198(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009, after "order" insert "under this section".

    (2)     Section 198(2)(a) and (b) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 are repealed.

        31     New sections 198A, 198B and 198C inserted

After section 198 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 insert

        "198A     Order for accused to cross-examine witness before trial in certain sexual offence cases

    (1)     This section applies to a criminal proceeding to which section 123 applies.

    (2)     At any time except during trial, an accused may apply to the court for an order under this section that the accused cross-examine a witness other than a complainant at a time and place fixed by the court.

    (3)     An application under subsection (2) must state—

        (a)     each issue for which leave to cross-examine is sought; and

        (b)     the reason why the evidence of the witness is relevant to the issue; and

        (c)     the reason why cross-examination of the person on the issue is justified.

    (4)     The court must not make the order sought in the application unless the court is satisfied that—

        (a)     the accused has identified an issue to which the proposed questioning relates and has provided a reason why the evidence of the witness is relevant to that issue; and

        (b)     cross-examination of the witness on that issue is justified.

    (5)     In determining whether cross-examination is justified, the court—

        (a)     must have regard to the need to ensure the matters set out in section 124(4); and

        (b)     may have regard to whether the prosecution consents to or opposes the order being made.

    (6)     In addition, if the witness is under 18 years of age, the court must have regard to the matters set out in section 124(5).

    (7)     If the court makes the order sought in the application, the court must identify each issue on which the witness may be cross-examined.

        198B     Order for accused to conduct limited preparatory cross-examination

    (1)     An accused may apply to the court for an order under this section that the accused cross-examine a witness at a time and place fixed by the court.

    (2)     An application under subsection (1) must state—

        (a)     the issue to which the proposed questioning relates; and

        (b)     the purpose of the proposed questioning.

    (3)     The court must not make the order sought in the application unless the court is satisfied that it is necessary to do so in order to avoid a serious risk that the trial would be unfair.

    (4)     In determining whether it is necessary to make the order sought in the application in order to avoid a serious risk that the trial would be unfair, the court must have regard to—

        (a)     the purposes of a committal proceeding as set out in section 97; and

        (b)     the limitations that apply in relation to cross-examination of a witness at a committal hearing.

    (5)     If the court makes the order sought in the application, the prosecution may re-examine a witness who is cross-examined in accordance with the order.

    (6)     This section applies—

        (a)     before trial; and

        (b)     during trial.

    (7)     During trial—

        (a)     an application for an order under this section must be heard in the absence of the jury; and

        (b)     any cross-examination or re‑examination in accordance with an order under this section, must be conducted in the absence of the jury.

        198C     Abolition of Basha procedure

The common law procedure of an accused cross-examining a witness to enable the accused to adequately prepare and present a defence is abolished.

Note

This provision abolishes the procedure of holding a hearing of the kind attributed to R v Basha (1989) 39 A Crim R 337.".

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