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Evidence Amendment Act 1979

Authoritative Version
  • - C2004A02149
  • No longer in force
Act No. 139 of 1979 as made
An Act to amend the Evidence Act 1905.
Date of Assent 23 Nov 1979
Date of repeal 25 Mar 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Act 2015

Evidence Amendment Act 1979

No. 139 of 1979

An Act to amend the Evidence Act 1905.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, and the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:

Short title, &c.

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Evidence Amendment Act 1979.

(2) The Evidence Act 1905 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

Commencement

2. (1) Sections 1, 2 and 4 shall come into operation on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

(2) Section 3 shall come into operation on the day on which the High Court of Australia Act 1979 comes into operation.

Certain signatures, &c., to be judicially noticed

3. Section 4 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from paragraph (a) “Principal Registrar, Deputy Registrar or District Registrar of the High Court” and substituting “Clerk of the High Court, Registrar or Deputy Registrar of the High Court”.

Regulations and rules of court

4. Section 7s of the Principal Act is amended by omitting sub-section (2) and substituting the following sub-section:

“(2) The power of an authority to make rules regulating the practice and procedure of any court to proceedings in which this Part applies extends, for the purpose of regulating any proceedings in or before that court, to making any rules, not inconsistent with this part or with any regulations made under this section, prescribing all matters required or permitted by this Part to be prescribed or necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Part.”.