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The credibility rule

102 The credibility rule

Credibility evidence about a witness is not admissible.

Notes :
1 Specific exceptions to the credibility rule are as follows--
• evidence adduced in cross-examination (sections 103 and 104)
• evidence in rebuttal of denials (section 106)
• evidence to re-establish credibility (section 108)
• evidence of persons with specialised knowledge (section 108C)
• character of accused persons (section 110)
Other provisions of this Act, or of other laws, may operate as further exceptions.
2 Sections 108A and 108B deal with the admission of credibility evidence about a person who has made a previous representation but is not a witness.

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