This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings into force, on 1 April 1995, the Evidence Amendment Act 1995.
The Evidence Amendment Act 1995 amends the Evidence Amendment Act 1994.
That Act provides for the service on witnesses in New Zealand of subpoenas issued by Australian courts and for the service of witnesses in Australia of subpoenas issued by New Zealand courts. The Act also provides for the giving of evidence and the making of submissions in proceedings before New Zealand and Australian courts by video link and telephone conference. There are 3 amendments to the Act.
The amendment to section 8 relates to payment by a party who obtains a New Zealand subpoena of the expenses of transmitting documents to New Zealand.
The amendment to section 17 relates to payment by a witness in New Zealand who produces documents to a registry of the High Court in compliance with an Australian subpoena of the costs of transmitting the documents to Australia.
The amendment to section 33 relates to the rules of certain New Zealand courts.