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Update to Computer Evidence Law in South Australia

The Evidence (Records and Documents) Act 2015 (SA) came into effect on 4 April 2016. The Act updates South Australia’s law for the use of electronic messages and records. The Act originated with a request from the South Australian Attorney-General, the Hon John Rau MP, to the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute based at […]

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End of the Line for Police ‘Line-ups’ in South Australia?

A number of recent South Australian Bills  have proposed changes to evidence law that would allow idenitity evidence to be admitted to court when it has been obtained other than through a live line-up. Adelaide Law School’s Kellie Toole considers whether the proposed changes balance the imperatives of ensuring the defendant’s right to a fair trial and […]

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