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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 69ZV

Evidence of children

             (1)  This section applies if the court applies the law against hearsay under subsection 69ZT(2) to child-related proceedings.

             (2)  Evidence of a representation made by a child about a matter that is relevant to the welfare of the child or another child, which would not otherwise be admissible as evidence because of the law against hearsay, is not inadmissible in the proceedings solely because of the law against hearsay.

             (3)  The court may give such weight (if any) as it thinks fit to evidence admitted under subsection (2).

             (4)  This section applies despite any other Act or rule of law.

             (5)  In this section:

"child " means a person under 18.

"representation " includes an express or implied representation, whether oral or in writing, and a representation inferred from conduct.



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