An Act about the law of evidence
Note 1 Introductory note
This Act sets out the Territory rules of evidence. Generally speaking, the Act applies to proceedings in ACT courts and before other people or bodies required to apply the laws of evidence (see s 4).
Note 2 Related legislation
This Act is in most respects uniform with the Evidence Act 1995 (Cwlth) (the Commonwealth Act ) and the Evidence Act 1995 (NSW) (the NSW Act ). The Acts are drafted in identical terms except so far as differences are identified by appropriate annotations to the texts, and except so far as minor drafting variations are required to accord with the drafting style of each jurisdiction.