Victims' Rights Act 2002

Part 3 Provisions relating to rights of victims of certain offences

Sections 30 to 48 apply only to victims of specified offences

Heading: replaced, on 6 December 2014, by section 16 of the Victims’ Rights Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 35).

29 Specified offence defined

In this Act, a specified offence is—

(a)

an offence of a sexual nature specified in—

(i)

Part 7 of the Crimes Act 1961, excluding the offences in sections 143 and 144; or

(ii)

sections 216H to 216J of the Crimes Act 1961; or

(b)

an offence of serious assault that does not come within paragraph (a); or

(c)

an offence that has resulted in serious injury to a person, in the death of a person, or in a person becoming incapable; or

(d)

an offence of another kind, and that has led to the victim having ongoing fears, on reasonable grounds,—

(i)

for his or her physical safety or security; or

(ii)

for the physical safety or security of 1 or more members of his or her immediate family.

Section 29: replaced, on 6 December 2014, by section 16 of the Victims’ Rights Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 35).