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EVIDENCE ACT 1995 - SECT 131A

Extended application of Division 1C

  (1)   This section applies if, in response to a disclosure requirement, a person claims that they are not compellable to answer any question or produce any document that would disclose the identity of the informant (within the meaning of section   126K) or enable that identity to be ascertained.

  (1A)   A party that seeks disclosure pursuant to a disclosure requirement may apply to the court for an order, under section   126K, that subsection   126K(1) does not apply in relation to the information or document.

  (2)   In this section, disclosure requirement means a court process or court order that requires the disclosure of information or a document and includes the following:

  (a)   a summons or subpoena to produce documents or give evidence;

  (b)   pre - trial discovery;

  (c)   non - party discovery;

  (d)   interrogatories;

  (e)   a notice to produce;

  (f)   a request to produce a document under Division   1 of Part   4.6.


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