(1) In this Chapter—
“bad character” is to be read in accordance with section 98;
“criminal proceedings” means criminal proceedings in relation to which the strict rules of evidence apply;
“defendant”, in relation to criminal proceedings, means a person charged with an offence in those proceedings; and “co-defendant”, in relation to a defendant, means a person charged with an offence in the same proceedings;
“important matter” means a matter of substantial importance in the context of the case as a whole;
“misconduct” means the commission of an offence or other reprehensible behaviour;
“offence” includes a service
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