15.1 This chapter considers the confidential relationship, sexual assault and medical communications privileges available under the Evidence Act 1995 (NSW) and the Evidence Act 2001 (Tas).

15.2 The chapter also makes a number of recommendations aimed at addressing criticisms of the certification process available under the sections dealing with the privilege against self-incrimination. Finally, the chapter considers the types of evidence that may be excluded in the public interest and the exclusion of evidence of settlement negotiations.