Acts Amendment (Criminal Procedure) Bill 1998
|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 05/05/1999|
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)
|Previous Versions of this Bill|