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Jennings v Police [2019] SASCF 93

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Can secretly made audio or video recordings be used as evidence in Family Law proceedings?

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Elizabeth is 83 years old and she cares for her daughter Jane. Jane is 44 years old and has Downs syndrome. Jane still lives at home and depends on Elizabeth for her accommodation.