Evidentiary rules exist to allow courts to exclude any evidence that otherwise would be admissible, for reasons of general concern. The exclusions are addressed as follows:

 

Prejudice, Confusion and Waste of Time

Section 135 provides that where the probative value of the evidence is outweighed substantially by certain problematic issues then such evidence is to be excluded...

 

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[1] Hughes Aircraft Systems international v Airservices Australia (1997) 146 ALR 1.

 

[2] Northern Territory Government, Department of Justice, Discussion Draft of the Uniform Evidence Act for the Northern Territory, Darwin, 2011, p93.

Rules of Evidence

Discretionary and Mandatory Exclusions