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EVIDENCE (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 1958 - SECT 3

Definitions

    (1)     In this Act unless inconsistent with the context or subject-matter—

S. 3(1) def. of authorised deposit-taking institution inserted by No. 11/2001 s. 3(Sch. item 25.1).

"authorised deposit-taking institution" has the same meaning as in the Banking Act 1959 of the Commonwealth;

"business" includes public administration and any business profession occupation calling trade or undertaking whether engaged in or carried on by the Crown, or by a statutory authority, or by any other person, whether or not it is engaged in or carried on for profit;

S. 3(1) def. of child inserted by No. 2/2006 s. 24(a).

"child" means a person who is under the age of 18 years;

S. 3(1) def. of cognitive impairment inserted by No. 2/2006 s. 24(a).

"cognitive impairment" includes impairment because of mental illness, intellectual disability, dementia or brain injury;

court in relation to any legal proceeding, includes a person acting judicially;

"criminal proceedings" means any proceedings for or with respect to the committal for trial of any person for an indictable offence or the trial of any person for a summary or indictable offence;

U.K. 1965 s. 4(1), U.K. 1968 s. 10(1), N.Z. s. 2(c).

document includes, in addition to a document in writing—

        (a)     any book map plan graph or drawing;

        (b)     any photograph;

        (c)     any label marking or other writing which identifies or describes any thing of which it forms part, or to which it is attached by any means whatsoever;

        (d)     any disc tape sound track or other device in which sounds or other data (not being visual images) are embodied so as to be capable (with or without the aid of some other equipment) of being reproduced therefrom;

        (e)     any film negative tape or other device in which one or more visual images are embodied so as to be capable (as aforesaid) of being reproduced therefrom; and

        (f)     anything whatsoever on which is marked any words figures letters or symbols which are capable of carrying a definite meaning to persons conversant with them;

U.K. 1968 s. 10(1).

S. 3(1) def. of film amended by No. 10231 s. 4.

"film" includes a microfilm and a microfiche;

S. 3(1) def. of impaired inserted by No. 8/1991 s. 7(a), repealed by No. 2/2006 s. 24(b).

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S. 3(1) def. of lawyer inserted by No. 18/2005 s. 18(Sch. 1 item 40.1), amended by No. 17/2014 s. 160(Sch. 2 item 40.1).

"lawyer" means an Australian lawyer;

S. 3(1) def. of legal practitioner inserted by No. 18/2005 s. 18(Sch. 1 item 40.1), amended by No. 17/2014 s. 160(Sch. 2 item 40.1).

"legal practitioner" means an Australian legal practitioner;

S. 3(1) def. of legal proceeding amended by No. 67/2014 s. 147(Sch. 2 item 16.1).

"legal proceeding" includes any civil criminal or mixed proceeding and any inquiry in which evidence is or may be given before any court or person acting judicially including a Royal Commission or Board of Inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2014 ;

S. 3(1) def. of person acting judiciall y amended by Nos 57/1989 s. 3(Sch. item 67.2), 24/2008 s. 78(1).

"person acting judicially" includes any court judge arbitrator Associate Judge and any person or body having by law or by consent of parties authority to hear receive and examine evidence and any officer in any public department having in the discharge of his duties authority to examine evidence;

S. 3(1) def. of police officer inserted by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 59.1).

"police officer" has the same meaning as in the Victoria Police Act 2013 ;

S. 3(1) def. of sexual offence inserted by No. 8/1991 s. 7(b), repealed by No. 47/2016 s. 39.

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U.K. 1968 s. 10(2).

"statement" includes any representation of fact whether made in words or otherwise.

S. 3(2) substituted by No. 7/2010 s. 7.

    (2)     A reference in this Act to a document includes a reference to—

        (a)     any part of the document; or

        (b)     any copy, reproduction or duplicate of the document or of any part of the document; or

        (c)     any part of such a copy, reproduction or duplicate.

Part I—The means of obtaining evidence

No. 3674
ss 4–9.

Pt 1 Div. 1 (Heading and ss 4–9) amended by Nos 7840 s. 20(a), 110/1986 s. 140(2), 57/1989 s. 3(Sch. item 67.3), substituted as Pt 1 Div. 1 (Heading and ss 46) by No. 57/1990 s. 4.

Division 1—Orders and commissions to examine witnesses

S. 4 substituted by No. 57/1990 s. 4.



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