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Changes to the Oaths Act 1900 (NSW)

​On 30 April 2012, new requirements for witnessing statutory declarations and affidavits will commence in New South Wales.

The new requirements are set out in a new section 34 the Oaths Act 1900 (NSW) (Oaths Act) (introduced by Schedule 2 of the Identification Legislation Amendment Act 2011) and the Oaths Regulation 2011.

This new section of the Oaths Act requires that an authorised witness must: More…