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Evidence Regulations (Amendment)

Authoritative Version
  • - F1998B00011
  • No longer in force
SR 1998 No. 17 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Evidence Regulations.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Mar-1998
Tabled Senate10-Mar-1998
Gazetted 25 Feb 1998
Date of repeal 09 Apr 2013
Repealed by Attorney-General's (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Statutory Rules 1998    No. 171

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Evidence Regulations2 (Amendment)

I, The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Evidence Act 1995.

Dated 18 February 1998.

 

                                                                                 WILLIAM DEANE

                                                                                 Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

 

 

DARYL WILLIAMS

Attorney-General

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1.   Amendment

1.1   The Evidence Regulations are amended as set out in these Regulations.

[Note:  These Regulations commence on gazettal: see Acts Interpretation Act 1901, s 48.]

2.   Regulation 3 (Interpretation)

2.1   Subregulation 3 (1):

Insert the following definition:

‘address’ includes a private, business or official address;”.

3.   Regulation 5 (Exceptions to hearsay rule—notices of previous representations)

3.1   Subparagraph 5 (2) (c) (ii):

Omit “and addresses”.

3.2   Subparagraph 5 (2) (c) (ii):

After the subparagraph, insert:

            “; and (iii)   in a civil proceeding—the address of each person so named;”.

3.3   Add at the end of the regulation:

           “(7)   On the application of a party in a criminal proceeding, the court may make an order directing the notifying party to disclose the address of any person named in a notice of previous representation.

           “(8)   The direction may be given on the terms the court considers appropriate.”.

4.   Regulation 6 (The tendency rule and the coincidence rule—form of notices)

4.1   Subparagraph 6 (2) (b) (ii):

Omit “and addresses”.

4.2   Subparagraph 6 (2) (b) (ii):

After the subparagraph, insert:

            “; and (iii)   in a civil proceeding—the address of each person so named;”.

4.3   Subparagraph 6 (3) (b) (i):

Omit “conduct”.

4.4   Subparagraph 6 (3) (b) (ii):

Omit “and addresses”.

4.5   Subparagraph 6 (3) (b) (ii):

After the subparagraph, insert:

            “; and (iii)   in a civil proceeding—the address of each person so named;”.

4.6   Add at the end of the regulation:

           “(4)   On the application of a party in a criminal proceeding, the court may make an order directing the notifying party to disclose the address of any person named in a notice mentioned in this regulation.

           “(5)   The direction may be given on the terms the court considers appropriate.”.

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NOTES

1.   Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 25 February 1998.

2.   Statutory Rules 1995 No. 44 as amended by 1996 No. 202.