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INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION ACT 1974 - SECT 10

Evidence relating to Convention

             (1)  For the purposes of this Part, a certificate purporting to be signed by the Secretary of the Foreign Affairs Department and stating that a country specified in the certificate is, or was at a time so specified, a Convention country is, upon mere production, receivable in any proceedings as prima facie evidence of that fact.

             (2)  For the purposes of this Part, a copy of the Gazette containing a Proclamation fixing a date under subsection 2(2) is, upon mere production, receivable in any proceedings as prima facie evidence of:

                     (a)  the fact that Australia has acceded to the Convention; and

                     (b)  the fact that the Convention entered into force for Australia on or before the date so fixed.



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