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82. Exclusion of evidence of admissions that is not first-hand

82. Exclusion of evidence of admissions that is not first-hand

Section 81 does not prevent the application of the hearsay rule to evidence of an admission unless-

(a) it is given by a person who saw, heard or otherwise perceived the admission being made; or

(b) it is a document in which the admission is made.


Section 60 does not apply in a criminal proceeding to evidence of an admission.

Admission is defined in Part 1 of the Dictionary.


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