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DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE & REAL EVIDENCE
[Party] may adduce evidence of the contents of [document] by tendering the document by
[Choose one of the following methods]: a. adducing evidence of an admission made by another party to the proceeding as to the contents of the document in question; b. tendering a document that: i. is or purports to be a copy of the document in question; and ii. has been produced, or purports to have been produced, by a device that reproduces the contents of documents; c. if the document in question is an article or thing by which words are recorded in such a way as to be capable of being reproduced as sound, or in which words are recorded in a code (including shorthand writing)tendering a document that is or purports to be a transcript of the words d. if the document in question is an article or thing on or in which information is stored in such a way that it cannot be used by the court unless a device is used to retrieve, produce or collate ittendering a document that was or purports to have been produced by use of the device; e. tendering a document that: i. forms part of the records of or kept by a business (whether or not the business is still in existence); and ii. is or purports to be a copy of, or an extract from or a summary of, the document in question, or is or purports to be a copy of such an extract or summary; f. if the document in question is a public documenttendering a document that is or purports to be a copy of the document in question and that is or purports to have been printed: i. by the Government Printer or by the government or official printer of a State or Territory; or ii. by authority of the government or administration of the Commonwealth, a State, a Territory or a foreign country; or iii. by authority of an Australian Parliament, a House of an Australian Parliament, a committee of such a House or a committee of an Australian Parliament. Views Under section 53 a judge may order that a demonstration, experiment or inspection be held if
[he/she] is satisfied that: a) the parties will be given a reasonable opportunity to be present; and b) the judge and, if there is a jury, the jury will be present. The judge may take into account the following: a) whether the parties will be present; b) whether the demonstration, experiment or inspection will, in the court's opinion, assist the court in resolving issues of fact or understanding the evidence; c) the danger that the demonstration, experiment or inspection might be unfairly prejudicial, might be misleading or confusing or might cause or result in undue waste of time; d) in the case of a demonstrationthe extent to which the demonstration will properly reproduce the conduct or event to be demonstrated;
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