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When Can Alternative Arrangements Be Made?
What is a "Sexual Offence"?
(a) an offence against—
(i) a provision of Subdivision (8A), (8B), (8C), (8D), (8E), (8F) or (8FA) of Division 1 of Part I of the Crimes Act 1958; or
(ii) section 327(2) (failure to disclose a sexual offence committed against a child under the age of 16 years) of the Crimes Act 1958; or
(iii) section 5(1), 6(1), 7(1), 8(1), 9(1) or 11(1) of the Sex Work Act 1994;
(b) an offence an element of which involves—
(i) any person engaging in sexual activity; or
(ii) any person taking part in a sexual act; or
(iii) commercial sexual services; or
(iv) a sexual performance involving a child;
(c) an offence an element of which involves—
(i) an intention that any of the conduct referred to in paragraph (b) is to occur; or
(ii) soliciting, procuring, enabling or threatening any of the conduct referred to in paragraph (b); or
(iii) inducing or knowingly allowing a child to enter or remain on premises so that any of the conduct referred to in paragraph (b) may occur;
(d) an offence an element of which involves child abuse material;
(e) an offence an element of which involves indecency;
(f) an offence of attempting to commit, or of incitement or conspiracy to commit, an offence referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e);
(g) an offence against section 49C(2) (failure by person in authority to protect child from sexual offence) of the Crimes Act 1958 as in force before the commencement of section 16 of the Crimes Amendment (Sexual Offences) Act 2016 (Criminal Procedure Act 2009 s4).
What is a "Family Violence" Offence?
Types of Alternative Arrangements
Requirement to Use Alternative Arrangements for Complainants
 The definition of a "family member" under the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 is broad, and includes current and former partners and their children, other relatives and former relatives, and people who are reasonably regarded as being like a family member, having regard to the circumstances of the relationship. See Family Violence Protection Act 2008 ss8-10 for further information.
 See Family Violence Protection Act 2008 s7 for the meaning of "emotional or psychological abuse".
 See Family Violence Protection Act 2008 s6 for the meaning of "economic abuse".
 See Pre-recorded Evidence for further information concerning the special hearing procedure.
Last updated: 19 March 2018