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Explanatory Statement Serious Sex Offenders Bill 2013 (Serial 18)



Explanatory Statement Serious Sex Offenders Bill 2013 (Serial 18)

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Tabled paper 232


Tabled Papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Johan Elferink


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27 would include medical, psychiatric, psychological, prison or any other relevant report. Subclause (2) entitles the Director to require others to provide information to the Director. Subclause (4) provides that, if a person required to give a report or information under subclause (2) refuses to do so, the Director may apply to the Supreme Court for an order requiring the person to give the report or information to the Director. Subclause (5) provides protection to a person giving a report or information in accordance with this clause to the effect that they are not liable, civilly, criminally or under an administrative process, for giving the report or information. Clause 81. ) Report to be given to person being assessed Within one (1) business day after receiving a medical report the Attorney-General must give it to the person to whom it relates. Clause 82. Report to be produced to court All medical reports produced as a result of a medical assessment order must be tendered in court by the Attorney-General. The material in the reports is evidence for the purposes of clauses 562), 9 and 14. Division 2 Victim submissions ) Clause 83. Seeking submissions from victims. Under clauses 26, 34, 41, 55, 64, 68 and 75 the Director of the CVSU is required to seek submissions from victims. If the offender is an offender to whom Part 4 of the Victims of Crime Rights and Services Act and there are persons registered in the Victims Register regarding the offender, the Director of Correctional survives must give a notice seeking submissions from these persons. Subclause (2) provides that the notice must invite the registered person to give the Director a written submission. The notice must provide information about the application, invite the submission, provide advice about clause 85 (regarding the use of the submission as evidence) and 86 (restrictions on disclosure if the persons does 27

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