The Evidence Act 1995
is a statute of the Parliament of New South Wales, which governs the law of
evidence in New South Wales. The Act provides the rules for what evidence is
admissible in Court proceedings, and how that evidence should be presented and
The Act applies to both Criminal Law
and Civil Law proceedings in the state. It is based on the uniform Evidence
Acts that were introduced in all Australian jurisdictions in the 1990s, with
some modifications to suit the specific needs of New South Wales.
The Evidence Act 1995
sets out the basic principles that govern the admissibility of evidence in
court. These principles include the requirement that evidence must be relevant,
that it must be reliable, and that it must be obtained fairly. The Act also
sets out specific rules for particular types of
evidence, such as hearsay evidence, opinion evidence, and evidence obtained by
In addition to the admissibility of
evidence, the Act also governs the way evidence is presented in court. It sets
out the procedures for calling witnesses, cross-examination, and the
examination of expert witnesses.
Overall, the Evidence Act 1995
provides a comprehensive framework for the law of evidence in New South Wales
and is an important piece of legislation for anyone involved in the legal
system in the state of NSW.
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*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 8th May 2023.
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