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JURIES ACT 2000


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Purpose  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Definitions  
   4.      Selection to be random  

   PART 2--LIABILITY FOR JURY SERVICE

   5.      Persons qualified and liable for jury service  
   6.      Reasons for impeaching a verdict  
   7.      Deferral of jury service  
   8.      Juries Commissioner may excuse for good reason  
   9.      Juries Commissioner may permanently excuse person  
   10.     Appeal against decision of Juries Commissioner  
   11.     Court may excuse person from jury service  
   12.     Court may determine that a person not perform jury service  
   13.     Persons may be exempted from jury service in certain circumstances  
   14.     Juries Commissioner to be notified if court exempts or excuses from, or orders person not to perform, jury service  
   15.     Person may waive exemption or excuse  
   16.     Court may enlarge jury list, pool or panel  
   17.     Reduction of jury list or pool  

   PART 3--JURY DISTRICTS AND JURY ROLLS

   18.     Jury districts  
   19.     Preparation of jury rolls by the Victorian Electoral Commission  

   PART 4--PRE-SELECTION OF PERSONS FOR JURY SERVICE

   20.     Questionnaire  
   21.     Juries Commissioner to determine liability for jury service  

   PART 5--SUMMONING OF JURORS

   22.     Civil and criminal juries  
   23.     Empanelment of additional jurors  
   24.     Fees for civil juries  
   25.     Preparation of jury list  
   26.     Chief Commissioner of Police to make enquiries  
   27.     Summons  
   28.     Attendance for jury service  

   PART 6--JURY TRIALS

   29.     Jury pools  
   30.     Selection of panels  
   31.     Calling of panel  
   32.     Information for panel  
   33.     Procedure for selecting jury in civil trials  
   34.     Challenges for cause in civil trials  
   35.     Peremptory challenges in civil trials  
   36.     Procedure for selecting jury in criminal trials  
   37.     Challenges for cause in criminal trials  
   38.     Crown right to stand aside jurors in criminal trials  
   39.     Peremptory challenges in criminal trials  
   40.     Determination of challenges for cause  
   41.     Supplementary jurors  
   42.     Swearing of jury[1]  
   43.     Judge may discharge juror  
   44.     Continuation of trial with reduced jury  
   45.     Court may order view in civil trials  
   46.     Failure to reach unanimous verdict in criminal trials  
   47.     Failure to reach unanimous verdict in civil trials  
   48.     Ballot where additional jurors on jury  
   49.     Oath for jurykeeper[2]  
   50.     Court may allow jury to separate after retiring to consider verdict  

   PART 7--REMUNERATION AND ALLOWANCES FOR JURY SERVICE

   51.     Remuneration and allowances for jury service  
   52.     Employer to make up pay  
   53.     Employee must notify employer of date etc. of jury service  

   PART 8--COMPENSATION OF JURORS

   54.     Definition  
   55.     Compensation for injury during jury service  
   56.     Compensation otherwise payable  
   57.     Jurisdiction  
   58.     Authority to represent Crown  
   59.     Payments  

   PART 9--JURIES COMMISSIONER

   60.     Juries Commissioner  
   61.     Certain employees to be deputies  
   62.     Power to administer oaths  
   63.     Functions and powers of deputies  
   64.     Directions  

   PART 10--OFFENCES AND ENFORCEMENT

   65.     Secrecy  
   66.     Offences by officials  
   67.     Questionnaire  
   68.     Obligation to answer questions or produce document  
   69.     Failure to inform Juries Commissioner of disqualification or ineligibility  
   70.     Supply of false or misleading information  
   71.     Failing to attend for jury service  
   72.     Failure to attend as supplementary juror  
   73.     Refusal to be sworn or to make affirmation  
   74.     Impersonation of person for the purpose of jury service  
   75.     Extra payment for jury service  
   76.     Employment not to be terminated or prejudiced because of jury service  
   77.     Restriction on publishing names of jurors etc.  
   78.     Confidentiality of jury's deliberations  
   78A.    Panel member or juror must not make enquiries about trial matters  
   78B.    Examination of juror etc. as to enquiries  
   78C.    Self-incrimination not an excuse  
   79.     Offence by body corporate  
   80.     Supply of false or misleading information  
   81.     Failing to attend, be sworn or give evidence and giving false answers  
   82.     Impersonation of jurors and extra payment for jury service  
   83.     Employers  
   84.     Contempt of court  
   85.     Enforcement of fines  
   86.     Double jeopardy  

   PART 11--GENERAL

   87.     Proof of service  
   88.     Rules of Court  
   89.     Common law offence of embracery not affected  
   90.     Regulations  

   PART 13--CONSEQUENTIAL AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

   92.     Repeal of Juries Act 1967  
   99.     Saving and transitional provisions  
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