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Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

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8743

2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 3, page 8 (line 1), omit “ Defences ”, substitute “ Exception”.

[consequential—failing to report child sexual abuse offence]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 3, page 8 (line 18), at the end of subsection 273B.5(4), add:

               ; or (e)  the defendant disclosing the information would disclose information that is subject to legal professional privilege.

[legal professional privilege]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 3, page 8 (lines 19 and 20), omit the note.

[consequential—failing to report child sexual abuse offence]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 3, page 8 (after line 20), after subsection 273B.5(4), insert:

          (4A)  In a prosecution for an offence against subsection (1) or (2), the prosecution bears a legal burden in relation to the matters in subsection (4), despite subsection 13.3(3).

[failing to report child sexual abuse offence]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 3, page 8 (line 25 to 27), omit the note, substitute:

Note:          For the admissibility in evidence of such information if disclosed in the course of protected conduct, see subsection 273B.9(10).

[consequential—self-incrimination]

(6)     Schedule 1, item 3, page 8 (after line 27), after subsection 273B.5(5), insert:

          (5A)  However:

                     (a)  the information disclosed; or

                     (b)  any information obtained as a direct or indirect consequence of disclosing the information;

is not admissible in evidence against the individual in a criminal proceeding or a civil proceeding, other than a proceeding in respect of false or misleading information or documents.

[self-incrimination]

 (7)    Schedule 1, item 3, page 12 (lines 20 to 26), omit subsections 273B.9(10) and (11), substitute:

           (10)  The following information is not admissible in evidence against an individual in relation to liability in any relevant proceedings:

                     (a)  information disclosed by the individual in engaging in protected conduct;

                     (b)  information obtained as a direct or indirect consequence of a disclosure of information constituting protected conduct.

[self-incrimination]