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Corroboration requirements abolished

164 Corroboration requirements abolished

(1) It is not necessary that evidence on which a party relies be corroborated.
(2) Subsection (1) does not affect the operation of a rule of law that requires corroboration with respect to the offence of perjury or a similar or related offence.
(3) Despite any rule, whether of law or practice, to the contrary, but subject to the other provisions of this Act, if there is a jury, it is not necessary that the judge:
(a) warn the jury that it is dangerous to act on uncorroborated evidence or give a warning to the same or similar effect, or
(b) give a direction relating to the absence of corroboration.

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