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Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 No 80
Current version for 28 March 2020 to date (accessed 6 June 2020 at 12:40)
58 Proceedings to be open to public unless defendant is under the age of 18 years
(1) Application proceedings before the court are to be heard—(a) in the absence of the public, if the defendant is under the age of 18 years, or(b) in open court, in any other circumstances.(2) If application proceedings are heard in the absence of the public, the court may, if the court considers it to be appropriate, permit persons who are not parties to the proceedings, or who are not Australian legal practitioners or other persons who represent the parties to the proceedings, to be present during the hearing of the proceedings.(3) This section is subject to Part 9 and the provisions of any other Act or law.