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NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION (CRIMINAL AND CIVIL PROCEEDINGS) ACT 2004 - SECT 7

Definitions

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

"apply " to the court means apply to the court either orally or in writing.

"ceases to be subject to appeal " has the meaning given by section 20.

"civil proceeding " has the meaning given by section 15A.

"court official " means an individual who:

                     (a)  is employed or engaged by a court to perform services in the court in relation to a proceeding in the court; or

                     (b)  in relation to a federal criminal proceeding in a court--supervises the defendant in the court.

"criminal proceeding " has the meaning given by section 13.

"defendant " , in relation to a federal criminal proceeding, has the meaning given by subsection 15(1).

"disclose " information in a criminal proceeding or a civil proceeding means:

                     (a)  give the information in evidence in the proceeding; or

                     (b)  otherwise disclose the information to the court conducting the proceeding or to any person for the purposes of the proceeding;

whether orally or by giving, or disclosing the contents of, a document.

"document " has the same meaning as in the Evidence Act 1995 .

"federal criminal proceeding " has the meaning given by section 14.

"information " means information as defined in subsection 90.1(1) of the Criminal Code , whether or not in the public domain.

"in permitted circumstances " has the meaning given by section 16.

"international relations " has the meaning given by section 10.

"law enforcement interests " has the meaning given by section 11.

"likely to prejudice national security " has the meaning given by section 17.

"national security " has the meaning given by section 8.

"national security information " means information:

                     (a)  that relates to national security; or

                     (b)  the disclosure of which may affect national security.

"prosecutor " , in relation to a federal criminal proceeding, means the Director of Public Prosecutions or a person representing the Director in relation to the proceeding.

"security " has the meaning given by section 9.

"substantial adverse effect " means an effect that is adverse and not insubstantial, insignificant or trivial.

"trial " includes a proceeding for the summary conviction of a person.



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