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FOREIGN EVIDENCE ACT 1994


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Definitions  
   4.      References to evidence taken in an examination  
   5.      External Territories  
   6.      Act to bind Crown  

   PART 2--EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES ABROAD

           Division 1--Proceedings in superior courts

   7.      Orders for taking evidence abroad  
   8.      Directions and requests relating to orders  
   9.      Use of evidence taken in an examination  

           Division 2--Proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and inferior courts

   9A.     Orders for taking evidence abroad--Federal Circuit Court  
   10.     Orders for taking evidence abroad--inferior courts  
   11.     Orders for taking evidence abroad--family law matters  
   12.     Use of evidence taken in an examination  

           Division 3--Subsequent proceedings

   13.     Directions for use in subsequent proceedings of evidence taken abroad  
   14.     Use of that evidence in subsequent proceedings  

           Division 4--Miscellaneous

   15.     Discretion to exclude evidence  
   16.     Variation or revocation of orders  
   17.     Courts may exercise certain powers in chambers  
   18.     Operation of other laws  
   19.     Rules of court  

   PART 3--USE OF FOREIGN MATERIAL IN CRIMINAL AND RELATED CIVIL PROCEEDINGS

           Division 1--Preliminary

   20.     Proceedings to which this Part applies  

           Division 2--Obtaining foreign material

   21.     Requests for foreign material  
   22.     Requirements for testimony  
   23.     Form of testimony  

           Division 3--Using foreign material

   24.     Foreign material may be adduced as evidence  
   25.     Discretion to prevent foreign material being adduced--general  

           Division 4--Miscellaneous

   26.     Certificates relating to requests made to foreign countries  
   27.     Operation of other laws  

   PART 3A--USE OF FOREIGN MATERIAL AND FOREIGN GOVERNMENT MATERIAL IN TERRORISM-RELATED PROCEEDINGS

   27A.    Foreign material may be adduced as evidence  
   27B.    Foreign government material may be adduced as evidence  
   27C.    Discretion to prevent material being adduced  
   27D.    Admissibility of material adduced  
   27DA.   Warning and informing jury  
   27E.    Operation of other laws  

   PART 4--USE OF FOREIGN MATERIAL AND RECORDS OF FOREIGN BUSINESS AUTHORITIES IN CERTAIN CIVIL PROCEEDINGS

           Division 1--Preliminary

   28.     Proceedings to which this Part applies  

           Division 2--Obtaining foreign material

   29.     Requests for foreign material  
   30.     Requirements for testimony  
   31.     Form of testimony  

           Division 3--Using foreign material

   32.     Foreign material may be adduced as evidence  
   33.     Discretion to prevent foreign material being adduced  

           Division 4--Records of foreign business authorities

   34.     Evidence of records of foreign business authorities  

           Division 5--Miscellaneous

   35.     Certificates relating to foreign material  
   36.     Operation of other laws  

   PART 5--AUTHENTICATING FOREIGN PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

   37.     Certificates attached to foreign public documents  
   38.     Foreign public documents not requiring legalisation  
   39.     Lesser formalities for authentication etc.  

   PART 6--TAKING EVIDENCE FOR PROCEEDINGS IN FOREIGN COURTS

   40.     Application of this Part  
   41.     Exercise of powers under this Part  
   42.     Orders  
   43.     Copies etc. of documents  
   44.     Intervention  
   45.     Injunctions  

   PART 7--MISCELLANEOUS

   46.     Regulations  
           SCHEDULE Hague Convention abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents


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