Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 15 August 2020 at 09:56)
247B   Purpose
(1)  The purpose of this Division is to reduce delays in proceedings before the court in its summary jurisdiction by—
(a)  requiring certain preliminary disclosures to be made by the prosecution and the defence before the proceedings are heard, and
(b)  enabling the court to undertake case management where suitable in those proceedings, whether on its own motion or on application by a party to the proceedings.
(2)  Case management measures that are available to the court under this Division include the ordering of preliminary hearings, preliminary conferences and further preliminary disclosure. The court has a discretion in determining which (if any) of those measures are suitable in the proceedings concerned.