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EVIDENCE ACT 2011 (NO. 12 OF 2011) - SECT 106

Exception—rebutting denials by other evidence

    (1)     The credibility rule does not apply to evidence that is relevant to a witness's credibility and that is presented otherwise than from the witness if—

        (a)     in cross-examination of the witness—

              (i)     the substance of the evidence was put to the witness; and

              (ii)     the witness denied, or did not admit or agree to, the substance of the evidence; and

        (b)     the court gives leave to present the evidence.

    (2)     Leave under subsection (1) (b) is not required if the evidence tends to prove that the witness—

        (a)     is biased or has a motive for being untruthful; or

        (b)     has been convicted of an offence, including an offence against the law of a foreign country; or

        (c)     has made a prior inconsistent statement; or

        (d)     is, or was, unable to be aware of matters to which the witness's evidence relates; or

        (e)     has knowingly or recklessly made a false representation while under an obligation, imposed by or under an Australian law or a law of a foreign country, to tell the truth.

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