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Section 311 Crimes Act 1900

Section 311 of the Crimes Act 1900 is Definitions and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 311 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with ‘Definitions’ and reads as follows:

311 Definitions

(1) In this Part:

“adult” means a person who is of or above the age of 18 years.

“benefit” means any benefit or advantage whether or not in money or money’s worth.

“judicial officer” means a person who is, or who alone or with others constitutes, a judicial tribunal and includes a coroner.

“judicial proceeding” means a proceeding in or before a judicial tribunal in which evidence may be taken on oath.

“judicial tribunal” means a person (including a coroner and an arbitrator), court or body authorised by law, or by consent of parties, to conduct a hearing for the purpose of the determination of any matter or thing and includes a person, court or body authorised to conduct a committal proceeding.

“public justice official” means a person who is a public officer employed in any capacity (other than as a judicial officer) for the investigation, detection or prosecution of offenders.

(2) In this Part, a reference to the making of a statement on oath includes a reference to the verification of a statement on oath.

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