ON 14 JUNE 1978, the High Court of Australia delivered Bunning v Cross  HCA 22; (1978) 141 CLR 54 (14 June 1978).
A court has the discretion to admit or exclude evidence that is improperly or illegally obtained. In exercising its discretion, the court is to weigh up the competing public requirements of (a) bringing to criminal wrongdoing to conviction and (b) protecting all individuals from unfair and unlawful treatment. The onus is on the accused to prove misconduct and justify the exclusion.
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