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Acts Amendment (Criminal Procedure) Bill 1998

Bill No. 38
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to amend The Criminal Code; and the Justices Act 1902. This Bill enables Courts of Petty Sessions to take as proved any allegation in the summons served on a defendant in relation to a complaint where there is no appearance by a defendant. The use of affidavit evidence, and the requirement to call witnesses, will no longer be necessary where defendants fail to respond to a summons.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 5 May 1999 as Act No. 10 of 1999. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)
Current Bill
Legislative AssemblyDateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading09 Mar 1999  
Second Reading10 Mar 1999 1 
Second Reading Speech  
Second Reading Agreed22 Apr 1999  
Third Reading22 Apr 1999  

Legislative CouncilDateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced29 Oct 1998  
First Reading29 Oct 1998  
Second Reading29 Oct 1998 1 
Second Reading Speech  
Second Reading Agreed09 Mar 1999  
Third Reading09 Mar 1999  

1. Explanatory memorandum provided.