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EVIDENCE ACT 1995 - SECT 101A

Credibility evidence

101A Credibility evidence

Credibility evidence, in relation to a witness or other person, is evidence relevant to the credibility of the witness or person that:

(a) is relevant only because it affects the assessment of the credibility of the witness or person, or
(b) is relevant:
(i) because it affects the assessment of the credibility of the witness or person, and
(ii) for some other purpose for which it is not admissible, or cannot be used, because of a provision of Parts 3.2 to 3.6.
Notes :
1 Sections 60 and 77 will not affect the application of paragraph (b), because they cannot apply to evidence that is yet to be admitted.
2 Section 101A was inserted as a response to the decision of the High Court of Australia in Adam v The Queen(2001) 207 CLR 96 .



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