Legislation Act 2003

Chapter 2 - Registration of Acts, legislative instruments and notifiable instruments  

Part 3 - Authorised versions and judicial notice  

Division 2 - Authorised versions and judicial notice  

SECTION 15ZB   Judicial notice  

(1)  
In proceedings in a court or tribunal, proof is not required about any of the following:


(a) the assent, and the day of assent, of an Act;


(b) the making, and the day of making, of a registered legislative instrument or notifiable instrument;


(c) the text of a registered law or explanatory statement;


(d) the registration, and day of registration, of a registered law or explanatory statement;


(e) the commencement of a registered Act, legislative instrument or notifiable instrument, or any provision of a registered Act, legislative instrument or notifiable instrument;


(f) editorial changes made to an Act, legislative instrument or notifiable instrument in preparing a registered compilation of the Act or instrument;


(g) the text and compilation date of a registered compilation of an Act, legislative instrument or notifiable instrument;


(h) whether a copy of a registered law or explanatory statement is an authorised version of the registered law or explanatory statement.

(2)  
A court or tribunal may inform itself of anything mentioned in subsection (1) in any way it considers appropriate.

(3)  
However, the court or tribunal must consider whether the source it intends to use appears to be a reliable source of information.

(4)  


For the purposes of subsection (3), an authorised version of a registered law or explanatory statement is , subject to subsection 15Q(4) , a reliable source of information.

(5)  
This section does not limit any other law providing how a court or tribunal may be informed about a matter mentioned in subsection (1).


 

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