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Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 6 August 2020 at 06:29)
57 Committal proceedings to be heard in open court
(1) Committal proceedings are to be heard as if in open court.(2) This section is subject to any other Act or law.(3) For the purpose only of facilitating the use of an electronic case management system established under the Electronic Transactions Act 2000 in committal proceedings, the hearing of a matter may be conducted in the absence of the public, with the consent of the parties to the proceedings concerned, if the matter—(a) arises after the first appearance of the accused person in committal proceedings, and(b) is of a procedural nature, and(c) does not require the resolution of a disputed issue, and(d) does not involve a person giving oral evidence.