(1) Subject to section 384(2), if a recording of the evidence of the complainant is admitted into evidence in a proceeding, the complainant cannot be cross-examined or re‑examined without leave.
(2) A court must not grant leave to cross-examine a complainant unless the court is satisfied that—
(a) the accused is seeking leave because of becoming aware of a matter of which the accused could not reasonably have been aware at the time of the recording; or
(b) if the complainant were giving direct testimony in the proceeding, the complainant could be recalled, in the interests of justice, to give further evidence; or
(c) it is otherwise in the interests of justice to permit the complainant to be cross-examined or re-examined.
(3) If leave is granted under subsection (2), the complainant must attend the proceeding to be cross-examined or re-examined.
S. 386 inserted by No. 68/2009 s. 50.