Courts (Remote Participation) Act 2010

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9 Use of audio-visual links in criminal substantive matters


AVL must not be used in any criminal substantive matter for the appearance of a participant unless a judicial officer determines to allow its use for the appearance of that participant in the proceeding—


in accordance with the criteria in sections 5 and 6; and


taking into account whether the parties to the proceeding consent to the use.


Despite subsection (1), AVL must not be used for the appearance of the defendant in a trial that determines his or her guilt or innocence unless the defendant consents to that use.