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EVIDENCE ACT 1995 - SECT 193

Additional powers

193 Additional powers

(1) The powers of a court in relation to:
(a) the discovery or inspection of documents, and
(b) ordering disclosure and exchange of evidence, intended evidence, documents and reports,
extend to enabling the court to make such orders as the court thinks fit (including orders about methods of inspection, adjournments and costs) to ensure that the parties to a proceeding can adequately, and in an appropriate manner, inspect documents of the kind referred to in paragraph (b) or (c) of the definition of
"document" in the Dictionary.
(2) The power of a person or body to make rules of courts extends to making rules, not inconsistent with this Act or the regulations, prescribing matters:
(a) required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed, or
(b) necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.
(3) Without limiting subsection (2), rules made under that subsection may provide for the discovery, exchange, inspection or disclosure of intended evidence, documents and reports of persons intended to be called by a party to give evidence in a proceeding.
(4) Without limiting subsection (2), rules made under that subsection may provide for the exclusion of evidence, or for its admission on specified terms, if the rules are not complied with.



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