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COPYRIGHT ACT 1968 - SECT 171

Protecting persons connected with Tribunal proceedings

             (1)  A member has, in the performance of his or her duty as a member, the same protection and immunity as a Justice of the High Court.

          (1A)  An alternative dispute resolution practitioner has, in the performance of his or her duties as an alternative dispute resolution practitioner under this Act, the same protection and immunity as a Justice of the High Court.

          (1B)  The Registrar has in the performance of his or her duty as Registrar under section 167, 174 or 175, the same protection and immunity as a Justice of the High Court.

             (2)  A barrister, solicitor or other person appearing before the Tribunal on behalf of a party has the same protection and immunity as a barrister has in appearing for a party in proceedings in the High Court.

             (3)  A person summoned to appear before the Tribunal as a witness has the same protection, and is, in addition to the penalties provided by this Act, subject to the same liabilities, in any civil or criminal proceedings as a witness in proceedings in the High Court.

             (4)  In this section:

"alternative dispute resolution practitioner " means a person who conducts an alternative dispute resolution process under Division 4A.



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