Issues Paper - Admissibility of propensity and relationship evidence in WA

Public notice
Project 112: The Law Reform Commission has released an Issues Paper which outlines options and poses questions about the rules of evidence relating to the admissibility of propensity and relationship evidence.
Project 112 – Issues Paper (December 2021)

Terms of Reference

The Law Reform Commission of Western Australia is to answer the following question:

Having regard to section 31A of the Evidence Act 1906 (WA) and the more recently introduced section 97A of the Model Uniform Evidence Bill, what rules should apply to determine the admissibility of propensity and relationship evidence, and other evidence of discreditable conduct, so that all relevant evidence is available to Western Australian courts, while also ensuring the right to a fair trial?

Current status

Consultation period.

Consultation period

Documents

 
Project 112 Issues Paper (December 2021)
Page reviewed 23 December 2021