Supplementary Order Paper No 194

No 194

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Evidence Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Jan Logie, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

New clause 25A

After clause 25 (page 10, after line 26), insert:

25A Section 85 amended (Unacceptable questions)

In section 85(1), after “misleading,” insert “intimidating,”.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper inserts new clause 25A to amend section 85(1) of the Evidence Act 2006 to add the world “intimidating” to the list of unacceptable questions that a Judge may disallow or direct that a witness is not obliged to answer.