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EVIDENCE ACT 2011 (NO. 12 OF 2011) - SECT 71

Exception—electronic communications

The hearsay rule does not apply to a representation contained in a document recording an electronic communication so far as the representation is a representation as to—

        (a)     the identity of the person from whom or on whose behalf the communication was sent; or

        (b)     the date or time when the communication was sent; or

        (c)     the communication's destination or the identity of the person to whom the communication was addressed.

Note 1     Div 4.3.3 contains presumptions about electronic communications.

Note 2     The Commonwealth Act, s 182 gives the Commonwealth Act, s 71 a wider application in relation to Commonwealth records.

Note 3     Electronic communication —see the dictionary.

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