(cf ICAC Act s 31)(1) A hearing may be held in public or in private, or partly in public and partly in private, as decided by the Commission.(2) Without limiting the above, the Commission may decide to hear closing submissions in private. This extends to a closing submission by a person appearing before the Commission or by an Australian legal practitioner representing such a person, as well as to a closing submission by an Australian legal practitioner assisting the Commission as counsel.(3) In reaching these decisions, the Commission is obliged to have regard to any matters that it considers to be related to the public interest.(4) The Commission may give directions as to the persons who may be present at a hearing when it is being held in private. A person must not be present at a hearing in contravention of any such direction.