(1) A public document that is admissible in evidence under an Australian Act is admissible in evidence to the same extent and for the same purpose if it appears to be sealed, stamped, signed, signed and sealed, or signed and stamped in accordance with that Act.
(2) A certified copy of, or a certified extract from, a public document that is admissible in evidence under subsection (1) is also admissible in evidence.
(3) Despite subsection (1), a public document that is admissible in evidence under Australian law, to any extent or for any purpose, without proof of—
(a) the seal, stamp, or signature that authenticates it; or
(b) the judicial or official character of the person who appears to have signed it—
is admissible in evidence to the same extent and for the same purpose without such proof.
(4) In this section, public document means an official or public document; and includes a certificate, an entry in a register, and a record of any proceedings.
Compare: 1990 No 46 s 9