Part 3, subdivision 9 of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 sets out a range of evidentiary rules relating to examinations, including the weight of evidence, objections and the admissibility of evidence.
Section 79 forms part of the subdivision and is titled Objection to admission of statements made at examination.
The section is extracted below.
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Objection to admission of statements made at examination
(1) A party (the adducing party ) to a proceeding may, not less than 14 days before the first day of the hearing of the proceeding, give to another party to the proceeding written notice that the adducing party:
(a) will apply to have admitted in evidence in the proceeding specified statements made at an examination; and
(b) for that purpose, will apply to have evidence of those statements admitted in the proceeding.
(2) A notice under subsection (1) must set out, or be accompanied by writing that sets out, the specified statements.
(3) Within 14 days after a notice is given under subsection (1), the other party may give to the adducing party a written notice:
(a) stating that the other party objects to specified statements being admitted in evidence in the proceeding; and
(b) specifies, in relation to each of those statements, the grounds of objection.
(4) The period prescribed by subsection (3) may be extended by the court or tribunal or by agreement between the parties concerned.
(5) On receiving a notice given under subsection (3), the adducing party must give to the court or tribunal a copy of:
(a) the notice under subsection (1) and any writing that subsection (2) required to accompany that notice; and
(b) the notice under subsection (3).
(6) Where subsection (5) is complied with, the court or tribunal may either:
(a) determine the objections as a preliminary point before the hearing of the proceeding begins; or
(b) defer determination of the objections until the hearing.
(7) Where a notice has been given in accordance with subsections (1) and (2), the other party is not entitled to object at the hearing of the proceeding to a statement specified in the notice being admitted in evidence in the proceeding, unless:
(a) the other party has, in accordance with subsection (3), objected to the statement being so admitted; or
(b) the court or tribunal gives the other party leave to object to the statement being so admitted.
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