Uniform Evidence in Australia, 3rd edition
A comprehensive commentary and analysis of Australian uniform evidence law
Select a format
One Year Subscription Only Terms
Subscribers receive the product(s) listed on the Order Form and any Updates made available during the annual subscription period. Shipping and handling fees are not included in the annual price.
Subscribers are advised of the number of Updates that were made to the particular publication the prior year. The number of Updates may vary due to developments in the law and other publishing issues, but subscribers may use this as a rough estimate of future shipments. Subscribers may call Customer Support at 800-833-9844 for additional information.
Subscribers may cancel this subscription by: calling Customer Support at 800-833-9844; emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; or returning the invoice marked 'CANCEL'.
If subscribers cancel within 30 days after the product is ordered or received and return the product at their expense, then they will receive a full credit of the price for the annual subscription.
If subscribers cancel between 31 and 60 days after the invoice date and return the product at their expense, then they will receive a 5/6th credit of the price for the annual subscription. No credit will be given for cancellations more than 60 days after the invoice date. To receive any credit, subscriber must return all product(s) shipped during the year at their expense within the applicable cancellation period listed above.
This book contains a comprehensive multi-jurisdictional commentary and annotation to the uniform Evidence Acts, the prime source of evidence law in the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. Its user-friendly approach combines commentary on the operation of the uniform Acts in each jurisdiction with a synthesis of the large body of cases, rules and related legislation. Understanding of the Acts’ operation and interpretation is further enhanced by reference to the common law principles that are enshrined in, replaced or supplemented by individual provisions. Commentary is extensively cross-referenced to other related provisions, and relevant practice notes, examples and a useful Glossary are provided.
The third edition has been fully revised and updated. Significant developments include:
- Application of R v Bauer (A Pseudonym)  HCA 40 and McPhillamy v R  HCA 52 to tendency evidence:
- Restatement and application of the significant probative value test for single and multiple complainant evidence: clarification of IMM v R and Hughes v R
- Possibility of contamination, concoction or collusion ordinarily irrelevant to assessing probative value or prejudicial effect: application of IMM v R
- Prohibition on direction that uncharged acts must be proved beyond reasonable doubt in ordinary cases
- Addition of journalist privilege provisions for the Northern Territory
- Weighing factors for excluding improperly/illegally obtained evidence: Kadir v R  HCA 1
- Clarification of inconsistency test for waiver of client legal privilege: Viterra Malt Pty Ltd v Cargill Australia Ltd  VSCA 118
- Competence and questioning of child witnesses: A2 v R  NSWCCA 174
- Commentary follows the legislative structure of the unform Evidence Acts
- Includes the legislation from all six uniform jurisdictions
- Clear, concise analysis with plentiful examples provides deep understanding of evidence principles
- Frequent cross-references to other relevant sections facilitates familiarity with the Evidence Act as a body of law, rather than each section in isolation.
- Field, LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Uniform Evidence Law, 3rd ed, 2019
- Heydon, Cross on Evidence, 12th ed, 2020
- Ligertwood & Edmond, Australian Evidence: A Principled Approach to the Common Law and the Uniform Acts, 6th ed, 2017
Table of contents
- Introduction to the Evidence Act 2001 (Tas)
- Uniform Evidence Acts and commentary
- Appendix A: Table — ALRC Reports: Commentaries and draft Bills
- Appendices B-G: Evidence Regulations