Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Current version for 14 May 2020 to date (accessed 2 June 2020 at 07:01)
250   Procedure where accused person does not obey order to appear
If the accused person does not appear on the day and at the time and place set by an order under Division 2 (or on a day to which a hearing has been adjourned), the court may, if satisfied that the order was served on the accused person—
(a)  proceed to hear and determine the matter in the absence of the accused person, or
(b)  if the court thinks the matter should not proceed on that day or without the accused person, adjourn the hearing to a specified time and place and make an order for the apprehension of the accused person under Division 2.