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EVIDENCE (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 1958


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   1.      Short title and commencement  
   3.      Definitions  

   PART I--THE MEANS OF OBTAINING EVIDENCE

   4.      Order to examine witnesses  
   6.      Operation of other laws  
   9A.     Definitions  
   9B.     Proceedings in superior courts  
   9C.     Proceedings in inferior courts  
   9D.     Exclusion of evidence in criminal proceeding  
   9E.     Operation of other laws  
   9F.     Application of Division  
   9G.     Definitions  
   9H.     Proceedings in superior courts  
   9I.     Proceedings in inferior courts  
   9J.     Exclusion of evidence in criminal proceedings  
   9K.     Operation of other laws  
   9L.     Definitions  
   9M.     Application to the Supreme Court for assistance in obtaining evidence for proceedings in other court  
   9N.     Power of the Supreme Court to give effect to application for assistance  
   9O.     Privilege of witnesses  
   9P.     Offence  
   9Q.     Operation of other laws  
   12.     Prisoner may be brought before court to give evidence without writ of habeas corpus  
   21D.    Definitions  
   21E.    Disclosure of information etc. relating to proposed applications  
   21F.    Disclosure of information etc. relating to applications  
   21G.    Disclosure of information etc. where applicant has died  
   21H.    Application of this Division  
   21I.    Definitions  
   21J.    Admissions etc. made at mediation conferences  
   21K.    Definitions  
   21L.    Admissions etc. at mediation conferences  
   21M.    Confidentiality  
   21N.    Exoneration from liability  

   PART II--WITNESSES

   28.     Confessions to doctors  
   32AB.   Guiding principles  
   32B.    Definitions  
   32C.    Exclusion of evidence of confidential communications  
   32D.    Restriction on granting leave  
   32E.    Limitations on privilege  
   32F.    Ancillary orders available on a granting of leave  
   32G.    Operation of Division  

   PART IIAA--WITNESS IDENTITY PROTECTION

   42BA.   Definitions  
   42BB.   Giving witness identity protection certificate  
   42BC.   Statutory declaration by local operative  
   42BD.   Form of witness identity protection certificate  
   42BE.   Protection of decision to give certificate  
   42BF.   Cancellation of witness identity protection certificate  
   42BG.   Permission to give information disclosing operative's identity etc.  
   42BH.   Disclosure offences  
   42BI.   Reports about witness identity protection certificates  
   42BJ.   Delegation  
   42BK.   Application of Division  
   42BL.   Filing and notification  
   42BM.   Effect of interstate witness identity protection certificate  
   42BN.   Orders to protect interstate operative's identity etc.  
   42BO.   Disclosure of interstate operative's identity to presiding officer  
   42BP.   Application for disclosure of interstate operative's identity etc.  
   42BQ.   Suppression and protection orders  
   42BR.   Directions to jury  
   42BS.   Disclosure offences  

   PART IIA--USE OF AUDIO VISUAL AND AUDIO LINKS[5]

   42C.    Definitions  
   42D.    Application of Division  
   42E.    Appearance, etc. by audio visual link or audio link  
   42F.    Special provisions applicable to certain proceedings involving children  
   42G.    Technical requirements  
   42H.    Costs  
   42I.    Certain other laws not affected  
   42J.    Application of Division  
   42JA.   Appearance of adult accused before Magistrates' Court  
   42K.    Appearance of adult accused before court other than Magistrates' Court  
   42L.    Making of direction for physical appearance in section 42JA(1) or 42K(1) proceedings  
   42M.    Making of direction for audio visual appearance in section 42JA(2) or 42K(2) proceedings  
   42MA.   Appearance of adult accused in proceedings other than section 42JA or 42K proceedings  
   42N.    Application for making of direction under section 42MA  
   42O.    Appearance before court of accused who is a child  
   42P.    Making of direction for audio visual appearance by child  
   42Q.    Practice directions  
   42R.    Requirements for audio visual appearance by accused  
   42S.    Protection of communication between accused and legal representative  
   42T.    Application of Surveillance Devices Act 1999  
   42U.    Putting documents to a remote person  
   42V.    Direction to jury in criminal trial  
   42W.    Application of laws about witnesses, etc.  
   42X.    Arraignment  
   42Y.    Administration of oaths and affirmations  

   PART III--PROOF OF DOCUMENTS, PROOF OF FACTS BY DOCUMENTS AND DOCUMENT UNAVAILABILITY

   53Q.    Micro-film etc. may be preserved in lieu of document  
   59.     Definitions  
   70.     Mode of proving proclamations, orders and regulations of Board of Land and Works  
   71.     Government Gazette to be evidence of act of Board of Land and Works  
   74.     Evidence of contents of will  
   80.     Judicial notice of certain seals etc  
   81.     Effect of judicial or official notice  
   89A.    Meaning of unavailability of document  
   89B.    Court may make ruling or order  
   89C.    Matters the court must consider  
   89D.    Relationship of this Division with VCAT Act  
   89E.    Operation of Public Records Act 1973  
   89F.    Division to be in addition to Evidence Act 2008  

   PART IV--OATHS AFFIRMATIONS AFFIDAVITS DECLARATIONS

   99.     Definition  
   100.    Application of Division  
   101.    Manner of administration of oaths and affirmations  
   102.    Choice of oath or affirmation  
   103.    Requirements for oaths  
   104.    Affirmations in writing  
   105.    Declarations may be substituted for oaths and affidavits  
   106.    Such substitution to be notified in Gazette  
   107.    Statutory declarations  
   107A.   List of persons who may witness statutory declarations  
   108.    Objection that matter is not one requiring verification not to be taken  
   109.    Name and address of person witnessing declaration to appear on declaration  
   110.    Courts etc. may administer oaths to witnesses  
   111.    Power of certain officers of courts etc. to administer oaths  
   111A.   Person appointed by foreign authority may take evidence and administer oaths  
   112.    Affidavits of prisoners  
   123C.   Affidavits in Victoria how sworn and taken  
   124.    Taking oaths out of Victoria  
   125.    Affidavits and declarations required to be made before a justice sufficient if made before a justice elsewhere  
   126.    Jurat to state where and when oath is taken[8]  
   126A.   Jurat etc. to affidavit to be prima facie evidence of execution  
   126B.   False or misleading statement as to swearing etc. of affidavit  

   PART V--ATTESTATIONS VERIFICATIONS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS NOTARIAL ACTS ETC.

   127.    Certain provisions of Part IV apply to certain attestations  
   128.    Attestations etc. before a justice  

   PART VI--RECORDING OF EVIDENCE

   130.    Power to person acting judicially to direct that evidence be recorded  
   131.    As to methods of recording evidence  
   134.    Persons recording evidence under this Part to be officers of the court  
   135.    Records made under this Part to be received as prima facie evidence of matter therein contained  
   137.    Penalty for falsely recording evidence  
   140.    Power to Governor in Council to regulate fees  

   PART VII--OFFENCES PERJURY FORGERY FALSE CERTIFICATES ETC.

   141.    Persons making wilful false statements on oath, declaration etc. guilty of perjury  
   142.    Forgery, using etc. false documents an indictable offence  
   143.    Printing or using documents falsely purporting to be printed by government printer an indictable offence  
   144.    Giving false certificates an indictable offence  
   145.    Interpretation provisions to apply to this Part  

   PART VIII--MISCELLANEOUS

   149A.   Admissions of fact in confiscation proceedings  
   151.    Abolition of extra-judicial oaths  
   151A.   Supreme Court—limitation of jurisdiction  
   152.    Regulations  
   155.    Transitional provision—Magistrates' Court (Committal Proceedings) Act 2000  
   156A.   Transitional provision—Sentencing (Further Amendment) Act 2005  
   158A.   Transitional provision—Crimes (Sexual Offences) Act 2006  
   159.    Transitional provision—Crimes (Sexual Offences) (Further Amendment) Act 2006  
   160.    Transitional provision—Justice Legislation Amendment (Sex Offences Procedure) Act 2008  
   161.    Transitional provision—Statute Law Amendment (Evidence Consequential Provisions) Act 2009  
   162.    Transitional provision—interpretation of references  
   163.    Transitional provision—Criminal Procedure Act 2009  
   164.    Transitional provision—Inquiries Act 2014  
   165.    Validation of certain acts and documents  
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