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EVIDENCE ACT 1995 - SECT 91

Exclusion of evidence of judgments and convictions

             (1)  Evidence of the decision, or of a finding of fact, in an Australian or overseas proceeding is not admissible to prove the existence of a fact that was in issue in that proceeding.

             (2)  Evidence that, under this Part, is not admissible to prove the existence of a fact may not be used to prove that fact even if it is relevant for another purpose.

Note:          Section 178 (Convictions, acquittals and other judicial proceedings) provides for certificate evidence of decisions.



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