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COMMONWEALTH REGISTERS ACT 2020 (NO. 65, 2020) - SECT 23

Extracts of information to be admissible in evidence

             (1)  In any proceedings, a document, or a copy of a document, that purports (irrespective of the form of wording used) to be an extract of information held by the Registrar:

                     (a)  is proof , in the absence of evidence to the contrary, of information that is stated in it and that purports to be held by the Registrar; and

                     (b)  is admissible without any further proof of, or the production of, the original;

if it does not appear to the Court to have been revised or tampered with in a way that affects, or is likely to affect, the information.

             (2)  The Registrar may give a person a certified copy of, or extract from, the information held by the Registrar on payment of the fee (if any) prescribed by the rules.

             (3)  In any proceedings, the certified copy:

                     (a)  is prima facie evidence of information that is stated in it and that purports to be held by the Registrar; and

                     (b)  is admissible without any further proof of, or the production of, the original.

             (4)  This section does not limit the manner in which evidence may be adduced, or the admissibility of evidence, under the Evidence Act 1995 .



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