Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Current version for 28 October 2014 to date (accessed 25 November 2014 at 07:08)

73   Other circumstances in which evidence may be taken in absence of accused person

Evidence may commence or continue to be taken in the absence of an accused person who has not been excused from attending if:
(a)  no good and proper reason is shown for the absence of the accused person, and
(b)  a copy of the relevant written statements, and copies of any proposed exhibits identified in the statements (or a notice relating to inspection of them) have been served on the accused person in accordance with this Act and the accused person has been informed of the time set by the Magistrate for taking prosecution evidence.
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