Organisation of this Report

1.48 IP 28 largely followed the organisation and structure of the uniform Evidence Acts, with the inclusion of some additional topics in Chapter 15. DP 69 was structured in a similar way. However, it became clear during the course of the consultations, both with stakeholders and with participating law reform bodies, that additional areas warranted attention. In particular, it was decided that separate chapters dealing with aspects of the policy framework of the Acts, competence and compellability of witnesses, and evidence of ATSI traditional laws and customs were required. This Report follows a similar structure to DP 69, however to promote clarity and readability, the topics of hearsay and privilege have each been divided into two chapters.