As a witness attending a coercive hearing, you have the right to legal representation and to an interpreter if you need one. However, you cannot, without a reasonable excuse, refuse to:

  • answer questions
  • produce documents and/or other materials when requested
  • take an oath.

For major crime investigative hearings (but not intelligence hearings), witnesses may also apply to the Attorney-General for financial help in order to obtain legal assistance.

Last updated: 20 September 2019
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