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COURTS (VIDEO LINK) AMENDMENT BILL 1996

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COURTS (VIDEO LINK)
AMENDMENT BILL 1996

 


 

Queensland COURTS (VIDEO LINK) AMENDMENT BILL 1996 TABLE OF PROVISIONS Section Page PART 1--PRELIMINARY 1 Short title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 PART 2--AMENDMENT OF SUPREME COURT OF QUEENSLAND ACT 1991 3 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 Insertion of new pt 8A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 PART 8A--USE OF VIDEO LINK FACILITIES 116A Purpose of part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 116B Definitions for part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 116C Use of video link facilities in proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 116D Detainee taken to be before the court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 116E Way video link facilities must be operated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 116F Facilities for private communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 116G Variation or revocation of order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 5 Insertion of new s 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 127 Video link facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 PART 3--AMENDMENT OF DISTRICT COURTS ACT 1967 6 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 7 Insertion of new pt 7A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 PART 7A--USE OF VIDEO LINK FACILITIES 110A Purpose of part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 110B Definitions for part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

 


 

2 Courts (Video Link) Amendment 110C Use of video link facilities in proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 110D Detainee taken to be before the court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 110E Way video link facilities must be operated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 110F Facilities for private communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 110G Variation or revocation of order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 8 Insertion of new s 137 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 137 Video link facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 PART 4--AMENDMENT OF JUSTICES ACT 1886 9 Act amended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 10 Insertion of new pt 6A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 PART 6A--USE OF VIDEO LINK FACILITIES 178A Purpose of part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 178B Definitions for part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 178C Use of video link facilities in proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 178D Detainee taken to be before the court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 178E Way video link facilities must be operated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 178F Facilities for private communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 178G Variation or revocation of order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 11 Insertion of new s 273 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 273 Video link facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

 


 

1996 A BILL FOR An Act to provide for the use of video link facilities for certain court proceedings

 


 

s1 4 s4 Courts (Video Link) Amendment The Parliament of Queensland enacts-- 1 PART 1--PRELIMINARY 2 title 3 Short Clause 1. This Act may be cited as the Courts (Video Link) Amendment Act 4 1996. 5 6 Commencement Clause 2. This Act commences on a day to be fixed by proclamation. 7 ART 2--AMENDMENT OF SUPREME COURT OF 8 P QUEENSLAND ACT 1991 9 amended 10 Act Clause 3. This part amends the Supreme Court of Queensland Act 1991. 11 of new pt 8A 12 Insertion Clause 4. After part 8-- 13 insert-- 14 ART 8A--USE OF VIDEO LINK FACILITIES 15 `P of part 16 `Purpose `116A. The purpose of this part is to provide for the use of video link 17 facilities for certain proceedings before the Supreme Court. 18

 


 

s4 5 s4 Courts (Video Link) Amendment for part 1 `Definitions `116B. In this part-- 2 "detainee" means-- 3 (a) for section 116C(1)--someone who is in custody at a correctional 4 institution; and 5 (b) otherwise--someone who is-- 6 (i) in custody at a correctional institution; and 7 (ii) a party to a proceeding. 8 "proceeding" for a provision of this part, other than section 116C(1), 9 means a proceeding to which section 116C(1) applies. 10 of video link facilities in proceedings 11 `Use `116C.(1) This section applies to a proceeding if-- 12 (a) a detainee is entitled or required to be present before the Supreme 13 Court for the proceeding; and 14 (b) the proceeding is about an offence with which the detainee is 15 charged, including a proceeding for the detainee's bail or remand; 16 and 17 (c) video link facilities are available linking the correctional institution 18 where the detainee is in custody and the court. 19 `(2) A proceeding for the detainee's bail or remand must be conducted 20 using the video link facilities, unless the court, in the interests of justice, 21 otherwise orders. 22 `(3) In a proceeding, other than a proceeding for the detainee's bail or 23 remand, the court may order the proceeding be conducted using video link 24 facilities only if all parties consent. 25 `(4) The video link facilities may only be used to link the proceeding 26 before the court at the place the court is sitting with the detainee, or the 27 detainee and the detainee's representative, at the correctional institution. 28

 


 

s4 6 s4 Courts (Video Link) Amendment taken to be before the court 1 `Detainee `116D.(1) A person present at the part of the correctional institution used 2 for the conduct of a proceeding, when the proceeding is being conducted, is 3 taken to be in the presence of the Supreme Court for all purposes. 4 `(2) The part of the correctional institution used for the proceeding is 5 taken to be part of the court for the conduct of the proceeding. 6 `(3) Any entitlement of, or requirement for, the detainee under any law or 7 court order to be present before the court in the proceeding is taken to be 8 satisfied by the detainee's use of video link facilities for the proceeding. 9 video link facilities must be operated 10 `Way `116E.(1) Video link facilities, when used for a proceeding, are to be 11 operated in a way that ensures two-way audio and visual communication 12 between the detainee and the Supreme Court. 13 `(2) If video link facilities fail during a proceeding, the court may adjourn 14 the proceeding or make another appropriate order, as if the detainee were 15 still in the presence of the court. 16 for private communication 17 `Facilities `116F.(1) The Supreme Court and the correctional institution must make 18 facilities available for private communication between the detainee and the 19 detainee's representative in a proceeding if the representative is at the place 20 where the court is sitting. 21 `(2) A communication between the detainee and the detainee's 22 representative is as confidential and as inadmissible in any proceeding as it 23 would be if it took place while the detainee and the detainee's representative 24 were in each other's presence. 25 `(3) Subsection (2) does not limit any other protection applying to the 26 communication. 27 or revocation of order 28 `Variation `116G. The Supreme Court may, at any time, vary or revoke an order 29 made under section 116C.'. 30

 


 

s5 7 s7 Courts (Video Link) Amendment of new s 127 1 Insertion Clause 5. After section 126-- 2 insert-- 3 link facilities 4 `Video `127.(1) Part 8A1 applies to bail and remand proceedings whether the 5 proceeding for the offence from which the bail or remand proceeding arose 6 was started before or after the commencement of this section. 7 `(2) This section is a law to which the Acts Interpretation Act 1954, 8 section 20A applies. 9 `(3) This section expires 6 months after the day it commences.'. 10 PART 3--AMENDMENT OF DISTRICT COURTS ACT 11 1967 12 amended 13 Act Clause 6. This part amends the District Courts Act 1967. 14 of new pt 7A 15 Insertion Clause 7. After part 7-- 16 insert-- 17 ART 7A--USE OF VIDEO LINK FACILITIES 18 `P of part 19 `Purpose `110A. The purpose of this part is to provide for the use of video link 20 facilities for certain proceedings before a District Court. 21 1 Part 8A (Use of video link facilities)

 


 

s7 8 s7 Courts (Video Link) Amendment for part 1 `Definitions `110B. In this part-- 2 "detainee" means-- 3 (a) for section 110C(1)--someone who is in custody at a correctional 4 institution; and 5 (b) otherwise--someone who is-- 6 (i) in custody at a correctional institution; and 7 (ii) a party to a proceeding. 8 "proceeding" for a provision of this part, other than section 110C(1), 9 means a proceeding to which section 110C(1) applies. 10 of video link facilities in proceedings 11 `Use `110C.(1) This section applies to a proceeding if-- 12 (a) a detainee is entitled or required to be present before a District 13 Court for the proceeding; and 14 (b) the proceeding is about an offence with which the detainee is 15 charged, including a proceeding for the detainee's bail or remand; 16 and 17 (c) video link facilities are available linking the correctional institution 18 where the detainee is in custody and the court. 19 `(2) A proceeding for the detainee's bail or remand must be conducted 20 using the video link facilities, unless the court, in the interests of justice, 21 otherwise orders. 22 `(3) In a proceeding, other than a proceeding for the detainee's bail or 23 remand, the court may order the proceeding be conducted using video link 24 facilities only if all parties consent. 25 `(4) The video link facilities may only be used to link the proceeding 26 before the court at the place the court is sitting with the detainee, or the 27 detainee and the detainee's representative, at the correctional institution. 28

 


 

s7 9 s7 Courts (Video Link) Amendment taken to be before the court 1 `Detainee `110D.(1) A person present at the part of the correctional institution used 2 for the conduct of a proceeding, when the proceeding is being conducted, is 3 taken to be in the presence of the District Court for all purposes. 4 `(2) The part of the correctional institution used for the proceeding is 5 taken to be part of the court for the conduct of the proceeding. 6 `(3) Any entitlement of, or requirement for, the detainee under any law or 7 court order to be present before the court in the proceeding is taken to be 8 satisfied by the detainee's use of video link facilities for the proceeding. 9 video link facilities must be operated 10 `Way `110E.(1) Video link facilities, when used for a proceeding, are to be 11 operated in a way that ensures two-way audio and visual communication 12 between the detainee and the District Court. 13 `(2) If video link facilities fail during a proceeding, the court may adjourn 14 the proceeding or make another appropriate order, as if the detainee were 15 still in the presence of the court. 16 for private communication 17 `Facilities `110F.(1) The District Court and the correctional institution must make 18 facilities available for private communication between the detainee and the 19 detainee's representative in a proceeding if the representative is at the place 20 where the court is sitting. 21 `(2) A communication between the detainee and the detainee's 22 representative is as confidential and as inadmissible in any proceeding as it 23 would be if it took place between the detainee and the detainee's 24 representative while in each other's presence. 25 `(3) Subsection (2) does not limit any other protection applying to the 26 communication. 27 or revocation of order 28 `Variation `110G. The District Court may, at any time, vary or revoke an order 29 made under section 110C.'. 30

 


 

s8 10 s 10 Courts (Video Link) Amendment of new s 137 1 Insertion Clause 8. After section 136-- 2 insert-- 3 link facilities 4 `Video `137.(1) Part 7A2 applies to bail and remand proceedings whether the 5 proceeding for the offence from which the bail or remand proceeding arose 6 was started before or after the commencement of this section. 7 `(2) This section is a law to which the Acts Interpretation Act 1954, 8 section 20A applies. 9 `(3) This section expires 6 months after the day it commences.'. 10 PART 4--AMENDMENT OF JUSTICES ACT 1886 11 amended 12 Act Clause 9. This part amends the Justices Act 1886. 13 of new pt 6A 14 Insertion Clause 10. After part 6-- 15 insert-- 16 ART 6A--USE OF VIDEO LINK FACILITIES 17 `P of part 18 `Purpose `178A. The purpose of this part is to provide for the use of video link 19 facilities for certain proceedings before a Magistrates Court. 20 2 Part 7A (Use of video link facilities)

 


 

s 10 11 s 10 Courts (Video Link) Amendment for part 1 `Definitions `178B. In this part-- 2 "detainee" means-- 3 (a) for section 178C(1)--someone who is in custody at a correctional 4 institution; and 5 (b) otherwise--someone who is-- 6 (i) in custody at a correctional institution; and 7 (ii) a party to a proceeding. 8 "proceeding" for a provision of this part, other than section 178C(1), 9 means a proceeding to which section 178C(1) applies. 10 of video link facilities in proceedings 11 `Use `178C.(1) This section applies to a proceeding if-- 12 (a) a detainee is entitled or required to be present before a Magistrates 13 Court for the proceeding; and 14 (b) the proceeding is about an offence with which the detainee is 15 charged, including a proceeding for the detainee's bail or remand; 16 and 17 (c) video link facilities are available linking the correctional institution 18 where the detainee is in custody and the court. 19 `(2) A proceeding for the detainee's bail or remand must be conducted 20 using the video link facilities, unless the court, in the interests of justice, 21 otherwise orders. 22 `(3) In a proceeding, other than a proceeding for the detainee's bail or 23 remand, the court may order the proceeding be conducted using video link 24 facilities only if all parties consent. 25 `(4) The video link facilities may only be used to link the proceeding 26 before the court at the place the court is sitting with the detainee, or the 27 detainee and the detainee's representative, at the correctional institution. 28

 


 

s 10 12 s 10 Courts (Video Link) Amendment taken to be before the court 1 `Detainee `178D.(1) A person present at the part of the correctional institution used 2 for the conduct of a proceeding, when the proceeding is being conducted, is 3 taken to be in the presence of the Magistrates Court for all purposes. 4 `(2) The part of the correctional institution used for the proceeding is 5 taken to be part of the court for the conduct of the proceeding. 6 `(3) Any entitlement of, or requirement for, the detainee under any law or 7 court order to be present before the court in the proceeding is taken to be 8 satisfied by the detainee's use of video link facilities for the proceeding. 9 video link facilities must be operated 10 `Way `178E.(1) Video link facilities, when used for a proceeding, are to be 11 operated in a way that ensures two-way audio and visual communication 12 between the detainee and the Magistrates Court. 13 `(2) If video link facilities fail during a proceeding, the court may adjourn 14 the proceeding or make another appropriate order, as if the detainee were 15 still in the presence of the court. 16 for private communication 17 `Facilities `178F.(1) A Magistrates Court and the correctional institution must 18 make facilities available for private communication between the detainee 19 and the detainee's representative in a proceeding if the representative is at 20 the place where the court is sitting. 21 `(2) A communication between the detainee and the detainee's 22 representative is as confidential and as inadmissible in any proceeding as it 23 would be if it took place between the detainee and the detainee's 24 representative while in each other's presence. 25 `(3) Subsection (2) does not limit any other protection applying to the 26 communication. 27 or revocation of order 28 `Variation `178G. A Magistrates Court may, at any time, vary or revoke an order 29 made under section 178C.'. 30

 


 

s 11 13 s 11 Courts (Video Link) Amendment of new s 273 1 Insertion Clause 11. After section 272-- 2 insert-- 3 link facilities 4 `Video `273.(1) Part 6A3 applies to bail and remand proceedings whether the 5 proceeding for the offence from which the bail or remand proceeding arose 6 was started before or after the commencement of this section. 7 `(2) This section is a law to which the Acts Interpretation Act 1954, 8 section 20A applies. 9 `(3) This section expires 6 months after the day it commences.'. 10 11 12 State of Queensland 1996 3 Part 6A (Use of video link facilities)

 


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