S. 53A(1) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 41.5).
(1) This section applies if the informant is a police officer.
(2) At the first mention hearing, the informant must have the following documents available for provision to the accused or the legal practitioner representing the accused—
(a) a copy of the preliminary brief (if prepared);
(b) a copy of the full brief (if prepared);
(c) if neither a preliminary brief nor a full brief has been prepared—
(i) a copy of the charge-sheet in respect of the alleged offence; and
(ii) a statement of the alleged facts on which the charge is based; and
(A) a copy of the criminal record of the accused that is available at the time of the first mention hearing; or
(B) a statement that the accused has no previous convictions or infringement convictions known at that time.
S. 53A(3) substituted by No. 55/2014 s. 116.
(3) This section does not apply to a proceeding for a traffic camera offence.