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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 29.18

Objection

                   If, during an examination, a person being examined objects to answering a question or producing a document or thing:

                     (a)  the examiner must state to the parties the examiner's opinion on, but must not decide, the validity of the ground for the objection; and

                     (b)  the following information must be set out in the deposition of the person:

                              (i)  the question objected to;

                             (ii)  the ground for the objection;

                            (iii)  the opinion of the examiner;

                            (iv)  the answer that the person gave to the question (if any); and

                     (c)  the Court may decide the validity of the ground for the objection; and

                     (d)  if the Court decides against the person making the objection or any party, the Court may order the person or party to pay the costs arising from the objection.



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