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Uniform Evidence Resources

Bench Book

Uniform Evidence Manual – produced by the Judicial College of Victoria

The Uniform Evidence Manual is divided into Parts, following the structure of the Evidence Act 2008 with all major topics covered, including competence, witnesses, relevance, hearsay, opinion, tendency and coincidence, privileges, discretions and warnings.

Case notes

  • Hughes v The Queen [2017] HCA 20 - a significant decision for the development of evidence law in Victoria. In this decision, by a 4-3 split, the High Court held that close similarity between events is not essential for tendency evidence to be admissible.

Quizzes

These knowledge tests will assist your understanding of key aspects of the Evidence Act 2008, including relevance, hearsay, opinion and discretionary exclusion of evidence.

Flowcharts

Further reading

Resources from the Australian, NSW and Victorian Law Reform Commissions