Banking Act 1959

Part VIII - Powers of APRA  

Division 3 - Evidentiary use of certain material  

SECTION 61L   Objection to admission of statements made at examination  

Notice of intention to apply to admit evidence and statements

A party (the adducing party ) to proceedings 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. Notice to set out etc. statements

A notice under subsection (1) must set out, or be accompanied by writing that sets out, the specified statements. Notice of objection

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. Extension of objection period

The period prescribed by subsection (3) may be extended by the court or tribunal or by agreement between the parties concerned. Notice etc. to be given to court or tribunal

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) requires to accompany that notice; and

(b) the notice under subsection (3). Action by court or tribunal

If 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. Right to object to admission of statement

If 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 proceedings, 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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