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Parliamentary record : Part I debates (02 October 1990)

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Title

Parliamentary record : Part I debates (02 October 1990)

Collection

Debates for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990

Date

1990-10-02

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Language

English

Subject

Debates

Publisher name

Northern Territory Legislative Assembly

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/220324

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/699493

Page content

DEBATES - Tuesday 2 October 1990 It was held that the Court of Appeal was correct in mai nta in i ng that whether an undertaking to direct a stay of future proceedings was binding on the Crown was immaterial because such an undertaking would always be honoured and that its importance lay in its practical effect on the state of mind of the accomplice when giving evidence. Accordingly, the appeal was dismissed. There is a power whi ch has been upheld by the courts and the Pri vy Council and, of course, that is as high as it is possible to go. An undertaking regarding prosecution or immunity from prosecution can be given by a Crown law officer and it is sufficient to provide that immunity. That is quite clear from what has been said. That is the immunity in relation to the letter that was tabled and it is in accordance with that particul ar finding by the Privy Council. Motion agreed to; the Assembly adjourned. 10 723


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