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Recording conversations

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    Posted: 16/February/2012 at 23:10
I really need to clear up this topic of "recording conversations"

There is no national rule. Each state differs. In Queendland it is NOT illegal to tape a conversation as long as one person knows (being you) that you're taping. That means you cant place the recorder down and walk away. In saying that the action itself is not unlawful what you do with the recording is whole other matter. Look at the QLD legal aid website it advises the same. You cant tape and then release to the media for example. But you can tape to use and support your claim.

For all other states that dont have this relaxed rule, there is nothing stopping you from taping. You simply present the transcript as "my fresh notes taken". You can advise the court you tape conversations, so afterwards you can go home and assess what was actually said. It all about your intention at the time. What did you intend on doing at the time of taping. You simply transcribed the notes.

There is more than one way to skin a cat!!

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