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Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 7 August 2020 at 20:30)
247I Court may order preliminary disclosure in particular case
(1) After proceedings have been commenced, the court may make any or all of the following orders, but only if the court is of the opinion that it would be in the interests of justice to do so—(a) order that the prosecutor is to give to the defendant notice in accordance with section 247J,(b) order that the defendant is to give to the prosecutor notice of the defence response to the prosecution’s notice in accordance with section 247K,(c) order that the prosecution is to give to the defendant notice of the prosecution response to the defence response in accordance with section 247L.(2) The court may order preliminary disclosure under this section on the application of any party or on the court’s own initiative.(3) The court may order preliminary disclosure by the defendant only if the court is satisfied that the defendant will be represented by an Australian legal practitioner.(4) The court may limit preliminary disclosure to any specified aspect of the proceedings.(5) Preliminary disclosure required by an order under this section is to be made in accordance with a timetable determined by the court.