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Tuesday, 16 February 1971
Page: 73


Dr Klugman asked the Prime Minister upon notice:

In the event of charge? being preferred against any person participating in any demonstration at which photographers under the control of the Commonwealth were present, will he direct that defendants be given copies of all photographs taken in order to assist in the preparation of their cases and to ensure that magistrates, judges and juries are given a complete picture of the events giving rise to the charges-


Mr Gorton - The answer to 'he honourable member's question is as follows:

If photographs are known to the prosecutor and in the possession of the Commonwealth and are relevant they are produced to the Court on the hearing of the charge. Also if a defendant has reason to believe any person is in possession of photographs which may be relevant tn his case, court procedures, provide for the issue and service of a subpoena requiring the production of the photographs in evidence.







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