NSW Can Avo statement be used

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Jaywoo220

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Can Avo statements filed with court be used in defamation hearings?

I understand privlege when defamatory imputations communicated in court, but what about as evidence to prove the comments were made outside of court?
 

Rod

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Same privilege applies.

What is may do is point to comms that can then be used, or another witness you can examine.
 

Tim W

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Consider section 27 of the NSW act.
 

Jaywoo220

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Thanks Tim.

So the information contained in statements cannot be used to show an admission that the comments were made?
 

Tim W

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You're not asking the right question.
Try again.
 

Jaywoo220

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Okay Tim.

I do not mean as the source of the defamatory imputations which I understand attracts absolute privlege.

But can the avo statements be submitted into evidence to support my version of events?
 

Tim W

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What do you mean by "AVO statement" ?
 

Tim W

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Are you the applicant?
Are you the PINOP?