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EVIDENCE ACT 1995 - SECT 161

Electronic communications

161 Electronic communications

(1) If a document purports to contain a record of an electronic communication other than one referred to in section 162, it is presumed (unless evidence sufficient to raise doubt about the presumption is adduced) that the communication:
(a) was sent or made in the form of electronic communication that appears from the document to have been the form by which it was sent or made, and
(b) was sent or made by or on behalf of the person by or on whose behalf it appears from the document to have been sent or made, and
(c) was sent or made on the day on which, at the time at which and from the place from which it appears from the document to have been sent or made, and
(d) was received at the destination to which it appears from the document to have been sent, and
(e) if it appears from the document that the sending of the communication concluded at a particular time--was received at that destination at that time.
(2) A provision of subsection (1) does not apply if:
(a) the proceeding relates to a contract, and
(b) all the parties to the proceeding are parties to the contract, and
(c) the provision is inconsistent with a term of the contract.
Note : Section 182 of the Commonwealth Act gives section 161 of the Commonwealth Act a wider application in relation to Commonwealth records.



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