Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Historical version for 15 November 2010 to 6 December 2010 (accessed 23 November 2014 at 03:34) Current version

155   Refusal to plead

If an accused person who is arraigned stands mute, or will not answer directly to the indictment, the court may order a plea of “not guilty” to be entered on behalf of the accused person, and the plea so entered has the same effect as if the accused person had actually pleaded “not guilty”.
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